On March 20, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn played an acoustic live stream, the first two songs of which were free to stream on YouTube and Facebook. Now, fans who missed the event can check out those songs, “Circle The Drain” and “Deafening Silence.”
Kicking off the stream, Flynn was joined by his son Wyatt on cello to play a special acoustic version of Machine Head’s latest stand alone single, “Circle The Drain.” The two were very in sync, with Wyatt’s cello beautifully harmonizing with his father’s guitar during the verses.
Flynn then followed that up with an acoustic version of “Deafening Silence,” which was requested by a fan prior to the show and chosen by Wyatt when given the option.
“As some of you know, I had been booking an acoustic tour in Europe for June of this year,” wrote Flynn in a Facebook post announcing the streaming event. “I was basically going to bring my family out and I was going to play a handful of acoustic dates right after our European tour ended, and the plan was to have my son Wyatt join me for a few songs.”
Those plans were squashed with the swiftness that the COVID-19 outbreak took hold of the country.
With the announcement, Flynn posted a video of him and his son rehearsing “Circle The Drain” together. “With my son outta school until at least September, he and I have been jamming and we came up with a pretty rad acoustic version of “Circle The Drain” with him playing cello. Here it is for you guys to listen to.”
“We’ve got to keep putting music out, we have to keep being creative, we have to lift each other spirits up.”
The full live stream, which features more duets with Wyatt, can be viewed at nugs.net for those who subscribe to the streaming app.
Last week, Machine Head had to postpone their April European tour dates. The band will still be hitting Australia in September.