It seems the Machine Head drama continues! The other day frontman, Robb Flynn took to social media to rant about “internet trolls,” “haters,” and the band Dope. Then earlier today, Flynn posted a picture of him with a fan wearing a Dope band tee and commented:
This was funny… today’s meet & greet. I asked her to name a song… she couldn’t🤪🤣🤘🏻
Flynn’s negative posts got back to Dope frontman, Edsel Dope inciting a response. In the post, he talks about how he likes and respects Machine Head and how his band would definitely open for them. However, he then posted screenshots of Spotify analytics showing that Dope and Machine Head listener counts are very much the same, with Dope coming out on top.
Yesterday, Robb Flynn took to Instagram to publicly asked the question “Who the fuck listens to Dope”?
Then today, he fired another shot at our band by posting a photo of himself, posing with a fan who was wearing a Dope shirt, with an unflattering caption.
As a grown-ass man, I feel slightly obligated to acknowledge these 2 separate shots.
Truth is, I like Machine Head.
Killer band, big fucking draw!!
If the two bands ever share the stage again, Dope would undoubtedly go on before Machine Head.
That’s not the question.
The question was: “Who the fuck listens to Dope”?
Well Robb, with Spotify being the place where the majority of the listeners go these days, the answer to your question is actually quantifiable.
Check it out..
Dope Monthly listeners on Spotify: 1,238,355
Machine Head Monthly listeners on Spotify: 1,208.667
Pretty fucking close brother.
Only about 30,000 plays separate our two bands from month to month, so it’s quite fair to say that a lot of “mother fuckers” are listening to both Machine Head and Dope on Spotify.
Slightly more for Dope, but I digress…
I guess it would also be fair to mention that the Dope song that everyone, including Robb is now talking about, “Die Mother Fucker Die” has about 30 million more plays on Spotify than any song that Robb has actually written or released.
I’m not talking shit! That’s not who I am.
I really don’t have anything negative to say about Robb.
These are just the facts.
We never said that the new Machine Head song was derivative of Dopes “Die Mother Fucker Die”
Actually, we never said shit!!
I don’t own the phrase Die Mother Fucker Die.. It is a commonly used arrangement of ignorant words that will continue to be recycled for years to come.
Have at it bro!
In the end, I can’t help that people associate the phrase with Dope.
Dopes “Die Mother Fucker Die” has been around for almost 20 years and it has racked up more than 60 million plays on Spotify. The US Military adopted the song into training and tactical drills, so any soldier under the age of 40 is familiar with our jam, especially if they served in Iraq.
It is what it is and Dope certainly didn’t instigate this nonsense.
Dope is on tour, in Vienna and we weren’t even aware that Machine Head put out a new song until my phone started blowing up from people sharing Robbs Instagram rant, which unmistakably and unnecessarily singled Dope out at the end.
I wasn’t even gonna address it.
Then he came at us again today.
It’s just silly.
I’ve always had respect for Robb.
He is a prolific artist and he says what he feels.
I respect that.
I’m not really sure what he hoped to accomplish by calling out Dope, not once but twice in the last couple days.
I hope that I’ve answered his question and I further hope that we’ve heard the last of this “Die Mother Fucker Die” high school drama.
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