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Tag Archives: Phil Demmel

Former Machine Head members post rejected song material

Posted by on January 7, 2020

Former Machine Head members, Phil Demmel and Dave McClain have teamed up with Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson and Bleeding Through’s Brandan Schieppati to drop a new song called “The Permanent Decay.” Demmel explained that him and McClain originally wrote ideas and riffs for Machine Head but it was ultimately rejected by frontman Robb Flynn. Instead of letting […]

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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn: “The world got to watch me get divorced on the world wide web”

Posted by on November 12, 2019

Metal Hammer had the pleasure of talking to Machine Head frontman, Robb Flynn and discussed the departure of guitarist Phil Demmel and drummer Dave McClain. During the chat, Flynn talked about making the breakup public because he couldn’t hide it from the fans. “The world got to watch me get divorced on the world wide […]

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Phil Demmel accidentally nearly scalps stagediver at Vio-Lence’s reunion show in LA

Posted by on June 3, 2019

A fan got more than he bargained for while stagediving at Vio-lence’s reunion show at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles, CA Friday (May 31) when he was accidentally nearly scalped by guitarist Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head).  Demmel posted a video of the incident to Instagram Saturday (1st), captioning it with the words “My yard…” […]

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Ex-Machine Head’s Phil Demmel does not like “Catharsis” and delves into the bands break-up

Posted by on February 11, 2019

  Ex-Machine Machine guitarist, Phil Demmel, was recently on the Talk Toomey Podcast and shed some light on the bands break-up. During the chat the California native shared that he was not a fan of the band’s last release, Catharsis and it became more of “a Robb Flynn solo project”. Throughout the episode, Demmel expresses that […]

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Vio-lence to reunite for one off reunion show

Posted by on January 9, 2019

Phil Demmel has had an eventful couple of months. Right after his final show with Machine Head, he had to learn 19 Slayer songs in two days to fill in for Gary Holt on their Farewell European trek. And now, for one night only, Demmel will be reuniting with Bay Area’s own Vio-lence. The show […]

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Dave McClain (ex-Machine Head) rejoins Sacred Reich

Posted by on December 18, 2018

Phoenix thrashers, Sacred Reich have announced the return of drummer Dave McClain. While both McClain and guitarist Phil Demmel wrapped up their career with Machine Head, it seems both former members decided it’s time to revisit their prior projects. McClain played drums for Sacred Reich for four years between 1991-1995 before he joined the California […]

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Watch Slayer perform with Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) for the first time

Posted by on December 4, 2018

Gary Holt had to sit out for the rest of Slayer’s European farewell trek in order to head home to be with his dying father. The group recruited ex-Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel to fill in for the remaining of the tour. Last night (3rd) marked the first show with Demmel and you can watch […]

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Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) responds to filling in for Gary Holt in Slayer

Posted by on December 3, 2018

Slayer’s Gary Holt recently announced he had to step down from the rest of their European trek in order to head home to be with his dying father. The group tapped guitarist Phil Demmel to play the remaining dates as they asked him right when he ended his career with Machine Head following their November 24th […]

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Gary Holt to be replaced by Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) on Slayer’s European tour

Posted by on December 3, 2018

There are four shows remaining of Slayer’s European farewell run and unfortunately, Gary Holt has been hit with some sad news. Holt announced yesterday (2nd) that he will be sitting out for the rest of the tour to head home and be there for his dying father. The group has recruited Ex-Machine Head guitarist, Phill […]

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

Posted by on October 2, 2018

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 […]

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