There has been some hate on the internet the last week or so for Robb Flynn because he made a joke regarding Children of Bodom in his General Journal blog/newsletter. The joke was in reference to them being called Hatecrew and Flynn said “can’t-get-a-date-crew” Here’s the actually statement and it’s in regards to facebook trolls talking shit about the Machine Head/Children of Bodom tour being rescheduled:
For a band, it’s broken down a bit different. There are of course the diehard supporters. They’re first and foremost. There also exists a large group of “I’m-not-really-sure-if-they-are-fans-or-not,” and last and certainly least, there’s the people whose sole purpose is to troll your page. Like, I don’t know… let’s say the Children Of Bodom “Hate Crew” that has been out in full force in light of the US tour being re-scheduled. It’s typical shit talking, albeit a ton of it to the actual Machine Head fans saying ‘how much better Bodom are than Machine Head’ and how ‘Bodom should’ve been headlining over Machine Head’, and “fuck Machine Head”.
However, most people usually need the motivation to act like fools and Alexi’s little bitch-ass response certainly got the “Hate Crew” fired up.
Hate Crew?… pffffft!… more like “Alexi-ain’t-that-Great-Crew!”, more like, “bought-a-ticket-too-Late-Crew!”, more like, “It’s-not-my-fault-you’re-a-virgin-and-can’t-get-a-Date-Crew”!!
Now of course people went off! The best being the picture above used as a point to prove that Machine Head suck. That picture is a screen shot taken from the “From This Day” video in 1998. So in Flynn’s next newsletter he said this about it.
It’s called being able to laugh at yourself. And believe me, when my old, creaky, overweight, hungover, un-showered-for-5-days, wrinkly ass wakes up everyone morning and creaks over to the bathroom, the first thing I do NOT think is “oh yeah, Rock God”.
And yes, I LAUGH every time that “From This Day” picture is put up too!! What the fuck was I thinking 15 years ago dressing up like a BOX OF ORANGE JUICE with liberty spikes!? And why the fuck did we let Roadrunner talk us into to hiring the Master P. video director again…!?
So flame away trolls…
…MADE YA LOOK! *wink*
Machine Head’s latest album Bloodstones and Diamonds will be in stores on Nov. 10th