Machine Head vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn has revealed that his house was broken into yesterday morning (September 7). Many valuable items were stolen, and he has offered a cash reward for the return of said items.
Flynn posted the following message on the band’s website:
“Today, Sept 7th, between the hours of 1:15 PM and 3:15 PM while I was picking my son up from school, my house (which is located in the Martinez/Virginia Hills area of California) was broken into and many priceless items were stolen. Items include my wife’s jewelry, laptops, wakeboards, cash, and most importantly 4 of my guitars including the guitar that I recorded my first album Burn My Eyes with. Also stolen was a guitar that is priceless to me, that was a gift from Dimebag Darrell. The cock suckers even stole my son Zander’s mini Flying V I got him for Christmas.
I am offering a $1,000 reward for the return of the Black Ibanez strat along with many stickers, a ‘Designated Drinker’ sticker. Additionally I am also offering a $2,000 reward for the safe return of the blue Washburn Dimebolt prototype.
An APB has been put out to every Guitar Center in Northern California and the Police were able to get several fingerprints off of the 2 acoustics that the thieves handled, yet bizarrely left behind. Sightings of two suspicious vehicles have been reported, one a green/teal U.S.-make pickup truck, the other a white full-size work van.
If anyone sees or hears of anything on Craigslist, eBay, at their guitar shop… anything, anywhere! Please contact us at [email protected] immediately.”
This is extremely sad for Flynn and his family. Sadly, the damage has been done. Hopefully, though, they will catch the thieves soon and will be able to regain at least some of the stolen goods. After the jump are a few photos of the stolen guitars retrieved by Blabbermouth.