Machine Head’s Robb Flynn has been working on a solo album, which will be a record filled with cover songs. While the group is notorious for covering songs, Flynn has decided to make his solo offering a compilation of tracks from his “birthday bash,” calling it “Robb Flynn & Friends.” Songs will include covers of ‘90s hip hop, classic rock, and some thrash. Flynn spoke to Full Metal Jackie and revealed the following:
“For the last seven years now, for my birthday bash, I have a thing called ‘Robb Flynn & Friends‘, and I get a bunch of my friends together and we just jam – it’s, like, cover songs. I don’t do Machine Head songs. It’s ’90s hip-hop, it’s classic rock, it’s some thrash – it’s all the kind of stuff that we grew up with, and it’s fun – it’s just a blast.
We have so much fun doing it every time. I probably have, like, 30 to 40 different musicians playing. The last one that we did just turned out really good, and I was, like, ‘Let’s just track this.’ I own a recording studio now. I was, like, ‘Let’s go in and bang this out and see what happens.’ So we did it live, and it was just super fun.
I’ve got five songs tracked and done, and now I’m gonna go back and I’m gonna do – I’m think I’m gonna do the ’90s hip-hop groups. We did some Snoop Dogg songs and some other stuff. It’s pretty wild – it’s a loose, greasy, sweaty good time. And it’s just for fun. I don’t know when that’s gonna come out now. I know that Nuclear Blast is loving it, and they love the whole concept, so hopefully soon.”