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Machine Head’s Phil Demmel issues statement on decision to leave band

Posted by on October 2, 2018

Source: https://www.facebook.com/MachineHead/

Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel has issued a statement on his decision to quit the band. The guitarist shared something similar to Robert Flynn’s initial video statement from this past Friday (28th), reiterating that “people naturally grow apart over time and it’s no one’s fault.” Flynn broke the news last week that both Demmel and drummer Dave McClain have decided to leave the band after completing their North American Tour, which kicks off this Thursday (4th). The trek is now considered as a farewell to the current lineup. However, the band has clarified this is not the end of Machine Head.

Read Demmel’s statement below:

“Thanks to all who have reached out and offered such positive support. 15 years in MH is a long time let alone the almost 32 years since Robb and I first started playing music together. I’m honored to have been given the opportunity to be in this band and I’m proud of my contributions over that time. It’s simply time for me to step away and do something else musically. People naturally grow apart over time and it’s no one’s fault. It’s amazing and we’re so fortunate to have been able to it for so long. This last run will give us an opportunity to say goodbye as a group and have a sense of closure to an incredible run. I wish the MH camp and @alienhead65 well as we see what is next. I have so much left to express musically and pretty soon, I’m gonna need a jobber-job!!! Hoping you’ll all stick around for the next chapter. Much love and gratitude, PD. “

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Thanks to all who have reached out and offered such positive support. 15 years in MH is a long time let alone the almost 32 years since Robb and I first started playing music together. I’m honored to have been given the opportunity to be in this band and I’m proud of my contributions over that time. It’s simply time for me to step away and do something else musically. People naturally grow apart over time and it’s no one’s fault. It’s amazing and we’re so fortunate to have been able to it for so long. This last run will give us an opportunity to say goodbye as a group and have a sense of closure to an incredible run. I wish the MH camp and @alienhead65 well as we see what is next. I have so much left to express musically and pretty soon, I’m gonna need a jobber-job!!! Hoping you’ll all stick around for the next chapter. Much love and gratitude, PD. (Thanks @ashnewellphotography for the pic)

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