MACHINE HEAD’s Robb Flynn Celebrates 46th Birthday – “I May Look A Little Older, Crawl Outta Bed A Little Bit Slower, But Giving Kids Half My Age A Run For Their Money”

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Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 19:41:48 EST

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn has posted a new journal entry titled We Should All Be So Lucky, talking about his 46th birthday. An excerpt from it follows:

“I'm going to be 46 this Friday. 46!!??

Born under a bad moon on July 19th, 1967.

Where the hell does the time go!?

I'll tell you where. It goes into a whole lotta rockin'! We’re talking about an entire lifetime of playing metal for a living. Since I was 16 years old I've been playing some heavy ass music, damn near 30 years now and I tell you what…I may look a little bit older, I may crawl outta bed a little bit slower, but I'm out here killing this shit!! Giving kids half my age a run for their money and just plain KILLING IT! Let's see how many of these kids are still around when they get to my age? Will they still be playing heavy? Will they still be in it for life? Will they still love it? Will they stick it out through all the up’s and downs 30 years into it? Will they still be in it for the thrill? And above all, will they still able to make 5,000 to 10,000 people lose their fucking minds night in, night out? We'll see.
It's been fun getting here and I'm feeling really good right now. 46 years old...? Nah... 46 years young motherfucker!”

To read the rest of the entry visit Facebook.

Both MASTODON and Machine Head are taking part in this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which runs through August 4th and is headlined by ROB ZOMBIE. However, the two bands will team up for an off-date show July 25th in Cleveland, OH at The House Of Blues.

The complete Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival routing is as follows:

17 - Bangor, ME - Bangor Waterfront
19 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
20 - Saratoga Springs, NY - SPAC
21 - Hartford, CT - The Comcast Theatre
23 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
24 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
26 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
27 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
28 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
30 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
31 - Tampa, FL - Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds

2 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater
3 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
4 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion