MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Extends Olive Branch To DOPE's EDSEL DOPE

MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Extends Olive Branch To DOPE's EDSEL DOPE

Robb Flynn has extended an olive branch to Edsel Dope after they exchanged social media posts over a lyrical similarity in songs from MACHINE HEAD and DOPE.

On Monday, Flynn dismissed comparison between MACHINE HEAD's new track "Do Or Die", which features the line "Die, Motherfucker, Die", and DOPE's 2001 song "Die MF Die", insisting that it was actually inspired by the hip-hop classic "The Roof Is On Fire" by ROCK MASTER SCOTT & THE DYNAMIC THREE. He also closed out his post by asking the question, "Who the fuck listens to DOPE!!??" A day later, Flynn shared an Instagram photo of a fan who showed up to a MACHINE HEAD meet-and-greet wearing a DOPE t-shirt. He included the caption: "This was funny... today's meet & greet. I asked her to name a song... she couldn't"

Flynn's social media posts caught the attention of Dope, who took to his band's Facebook page on Tuesday to address the MACHINE HEAD frontman's comments. In addition to using Spotify statistics to illustrate the fact that more people listen to DOPE than they do to MACHINE HEAD, Edsel distanced himself from the lyrical comparison, explaining that he "never said that the new MACHINE HEAD song was derivative of DOPE's 'Die Mother Fucker Die'. I don't own the phrase 'Die Mother Fucker Die'," he wrote. "It is a commonly used arrangement of ignorant words that will continue to be recycled for years to come."

Last night, Flynn responded to Dope's comments, insisting that he has "nothing against DOPE at all" and inviting Edsel and his bandmates to "any MACHINE HEAD show coming up anywhere in the world… to come and hang at" and maybe "even come up and sing the 'Do Or Die' with us."⠀

Flynn wrote: "Hey Edsel, saw your response. ⠀

"Thanks for the compliments. ⠀

"Spotify stats…? Hey, I stand corrected. Apparently there's a lot of motherfuckers still listening to DOPE out there. ⠀

"Good for you man. Though disturbingly CRAZYTOWN's 'Butterfly' has us both beat, but I digress.⠀

"Got nothing against DOPE at all. Not trying to sound like a douche here, (our bands have not intersected in decades), but I literally didn't know that you guys were a band anymore. So when your fans started spamming our Facebook / Insta feed about our new song ripping you guys off, I was like huh…?⠀

"I actually have fond memories of you and I doing enormous amounts of cocaine on my bus in Oklahoma at some radio show back in 1999 and having a wildly coked-out conversation about doing a tour together that never materialized. In fact I just ran into your former (current? now in MISFITS) guitar player Acey at the SLIPKNOT show and he invited all of us into the MISFITS.⠀

"I have a pretty dark sense of humor, I was literally laughing hysterically when I wrote the first thing that I wrote. Trolling the trolls if you will. It wasn't aimed at you or even DOPE. The second photo of the girl I thought was just cute, and was my way of saying 'hey good one', or, 'ya got me!'.⠀

"That your band is still on tour and doing well 20 years later is fucking awesome Edsel. As someone who knows the challenges of sticking it out this long in the music business, I'm happy for you. ⠀

"I'll take this moment right now to extend the olive branch to you and your band, that any MACHINE HEAD show coming up anywhere in the world, that you guys want to come and hang at, you are welcome to. Have some beers, vodka, champagne, whatever (I'll have to pass on the cocaine) just say the word, and I'll make it happen. Maybe you could even come up and sing the 'Do Or Die' with us. ⠀

"Totally understand if you want to pass in light of everything, but the offer stands.⠀

"Peace and love bro"

"Do Or Die" is available now on all digital platforms via Imperium Recordings/Nuclear Blast.











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Hey Edsel,⠀ Saw your response. ⠀ Thanks for the compliments. ⠀ Spotify stats…? Hey, I stand corrected. Apparently there's a lot of motherfuckers still listening to Dope out there. ⠀ ⠀ Good for you man.⠀ ⠀ Though disturbingly CrazyTown's “Butterfly” has us both beat, but I digress.⠀ ⠀ Got nothing against Dope at all. Not trying to sound like a douche here, (our bands have not intersected in decades), but I literally didn't know that you guys were a band anymore. So when your fans started spamming our Facebook / Insta feed about our new song ripping you guys off, I was like huh…?⠀ ⠀ I actually have fond memories of you and I doing enormous amounts of cocaine on my bus in Oklahoma at some radio show back in 1999 and having a wildly coked-out conversation about doing a tour together that never materialized. In fact I just ran into your former(current? now in Misfits) guitar player Acey at the Slipknot show and he invited all of us into the Misfits.⠀ ⠀ I have a pretty dark sense of humor, I was literally laughing hysterically when I wrote the first thing that I wrote. Trolling the trolls if you will. It wasn't aimed at you or even Dope. The second photo of the girl I thought was just cute, and was my way of saying “hey good one”, or, “ya got me!”.⠀ ⠀ That your band is still on tour and doing well 20 years later is fucking awesome Edsel. As someone who knows the challenges of sticking it out this long in the music business, I'm happy for you. ⠀ ⠀ I'll take this moment right now to extend the olive branch to you and your band, that any Machine Head show coming up anywhere in the world, that you guys want to come and hang at, you are welcome to. Have some beers, vodka, champagne, whatever (I'll have to pass on the cocaine?) just say the word, and I'll make it happen. Maybe you could even come up and sing the “Do Or Die” with us. ⠀ ⠀ Totally understand if you want to pass in light of everything, but the offer stands.⠀ ⠀ Peace and love bro⠀ ⠀ Robb


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