This weekend (August 9th) marked the 27th anniversary of Machine Head’s debut album, Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner Records). To celebrate, the Burn My Eyes 25 lineup reunited at the bands’ Bay Area reheasal and livestream studio to perform the album in its entirety on their weekly livestream. Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern will be joined by BME-era drummer Chris Kontos and guitarist Logan Mader, who performed on the entire 2 year BME world-tour, for the livestream. Last week Robb and Jared played all of The Burning Red. The band performs its “Acoustic Happy Hour” livestream every Friday on the bands’ YouTube, and Facebook, as well as Robb’s Twitch account. Watch the teaser and check out our retrospective review here.
This weekend marks the 27th anniversary of Machine Head’s landmark debut album, Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner Records). To celebrate, the band will perform the album in its entirety on their weekly livestream. Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern will be joined by BME-era drummer Chris Kontos and guitarist Logan Mader, who performed on the entire 2 year BME world-tour, for the livestream, and you can see a teaser video the band shared promoting the stream below. Last week Robb and Jared played all of The Burning Red. The band performs its “Acoustic Happy Hour” livestream every Friday on the bands’ YouTube, and Facebook, as wel las Robb’s Twitch account. Watch the teaser and check out our retrospective review here.
As we reported yesterday, drummer Tony Costanza, the original drummer of Machine Head, as well as stints in Crowbar and Crisis and others, died yesterday at age 52. Friends from other bands and many peers of Tony took to social media to share their grief, but also stories about Tony, his talent and how great a person and friend he was. Read the following from Robb Flynn, Chris Kontos, Crowbar, members of Crisis, and more. Also, please contribute what you can to the GoFundMe set up for Tony. Continue reading
Machine Head has announced Australia and New Zealand tour dates for their smashing Burn My Eyes 25 World Tour. The dates take place in September 2020 and can be seen and purchased below. The band is also holding a contest to win tickets, with details below. Following the “An evening with…” format with no openers, the shows consist of two headline sets with the six members of Machine Head, including three original members (Robb Flynn, Logan Mader, Chris Kontos) performing all of their 1994 classic debut, Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner Records). The band just wrapped up their North American tour with many sold-out ragers and are kicking off a new leg of European dates next month. Watch the teaser announcement for the tour now!
As we barrel into the new year we want to take one last look at our most popular news stories (by topic) on our website in 2019. Thanks for being here with us and choosing us for your music news, interviews, reviews and other entertaining content we try to provide daily!Continue reading
In a message to fans, Machine Head has formally welcomed new members Vogg Kiełtyka and Matt Alston to the band, following their social media announcement this past weekend. Vogg of Decapitated takes over lead guitar and Matt (Devilment, Machine Head tech crew) is the new permanent drummer. Vogg will continue to work on a new Decapitated release and tour dates in 2020. He will operate in both bands. Machine Head will embark next year on the first European leg of the Burn My Eyes 25 Worldtour, featuring the band playing two sets each night. The new lineup will open, performing more recent MH tracks, while the closing set of Burn My Eyes in its entirety will be performed by the band of current members Robb Flynn, Jared McEachern and returning Logan Mader and Chris Kontos.
Machine Head is gearing up for its upcoming “Burn My Eyes 25” world tour, including a reunion with founding members Logan Mader and Chris Kontos. Watch Logan Mader discuss his return to the band, the making of Burn My Eyes, and his hopes for the tour in a new video interview with Dom Lawson. Machine Head’s current lineup now includes founder Robb Flynn, current bassist Jared MacEachern with two new musicians yet to be revealed.to perform all of Burn My Eyes in its entirety next fall. The shows will consist of the “An Evening With…” format with two sets, the BME album and more modern songs. Tickets are on sale now, with more tour dates pending. Continue reading
Machine Head has been rolling out new content weekly since announcing their “Burn My Eyes 25” reunion tour with original members Logan Mader and Chris Kontos. Current members also include founder Robb Flynn and bassist/vocalist Jared MacEachern. The band has recruited two new as yet to be named additions for the band for the “modern” MH music half of the evening with tour format. Watch the band perform ‘A Thousand Lies” from Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner) live at Sharkbite Studios. Continue reading
As Machine Head prepared for the “Burn My Eyes 25” reunion tour, dates are selling out fast worldwide. Bringing back in original members Logan Mader and Chris Kontos has been exciting news for fans. The band is also recruiting two new members for the band for the “modern” half of the evening with format. Watch bassist Jared MacEachern chat with veteran Metal Journalist Dom Lawson discuss his feelings on the BME 25 tour and much more. Continue reading
As we previously reported, Machine Head has reunited with original members Logan Mader and Chris Kontos to tour behind the 25th-anniversary release of Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner). The tour is already selling out shows all over the world. The band went into Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and re-recorded their debut album in-its-entirety complete with play-through videos. Watch pro-shot, multi-camera video of the band, including current bassist Jared MacEachern jam to their classic BME track “Davidian” live in the studio right now! Continue reading