Heavy metal rockers Machine Head have postponed a string of tour dates as frontman Robb Flynn receives treatment for bronchitis and a throat infection.
The band axed their concert in Clermont-Ferrand, France after only five songs on Monday (15Feb16) because Flynn was unable to sing due to a persistent cough.
They postponed a gig in Luxembourg on Wednesday (17Feb16) and have now announced they have to cancel a show in Reims, France for Friday night (19Feb16) because Flynn is still battling the illness.
Flynn writes on Facebook.com, "I went to the hospital in Reims yesterday as every time I cough it feels like I'm inhaling fire while someone jabs a screwdriver sideways in my throat. The doctor said I have severe bronchitis, a burned trachea, and a throat infection. He gave me a whole new set of meds, inhalers, and antibiotics to take, (which I'm taking), plus sitting in the insanely hot sauna every day to sweat this s**t out.
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Rockers Machine Head ended their concert in France after only five songs as frontman Robb Flynn could not continue due to a chest infection.
The U.S. heavy metal rockers were forced to end their show at the La Cooperative De Mai venue in Clermont-Ferrand, France early on Monday night (15Feb16) because Flynn could not stop coughing and was struggling to get words out.
He has now been placed on vocal rest by doctors and the band must wait to see if he is well enough to perform in Luxembourg on Wednesday (17Feb16).
A statement on their Facebook.com page reads, "Clermont Ferrand, as you know, the chest flu and hacking cough that Robb had stopped any sound from coming out of his throat five songs into our set. We are very sorry that we were unable to finish tonight's performance.
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Rockers Machine Head have settled a defamation and breach of fiduciary duty and interference lawsuit with former bassist Adam Duce.
The rocker filed a $1.8 million (£1.05 million) claim against his former bandmates, their manager, record label and his replacement, but it was settled out of court on Wednesday (02Jul14).
The terms of the deal remain confidential.
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The rocker turned 46 on Friday (19Jul13) so a prom-themed party was held in his honour on the New Jersey leg of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which featured his band on the bill along with Rob Zombie, Mastodon and Five Finger Death Punch.
Flynn got into the party spirit by donning drag for the birthday bash, turning up in a pink ball gown complete with a fake pearl necklace and crown, as well as heavy blue eye make-up.
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Iron Maiden's former drummer passed away after losing his battle with multiple sclerosis just four days after his 56th birthday, and the world of rock has been plunged into mourning.
In a statement to Blabbermouth.net, Snider writes, "We worked together on a project called Desperado from 1988-1990 and shared some great times, and sadly forgotten musical moments. I'm blessed to have spoken to him a couple of days ago on his birthday, shared some memories and a few smiles.
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The singer has been playing through the pain on the band's current North American tour with Dethklok, All That Remains and Black Dahlia Murder after suffering a double inguinal hernia.
Flynn had been planning to wait until January (13) to have surgery to treat the condition, but he now has to undergo an emergency operation after suffering complications.
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Rammstein won Best Live Band at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards last night (11.06.12), which saw Saxon win Best British Band and Fear Factory presented with the Icons prize.
Rammstein won Best Live Band at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards last night (11.06.12).
The German metal group beat off competition from Iron Maiden, Metallica, Skindred and Watain to take home the accolade, while Saxon won Best British Band and US outfit Lamb of God were awarded with the Best International Band prize on the ceremony's 10th anniversary.
Maiden were presented with the Best Event gong for their 'Iron Maiden Conquer the UK (Again)' tour and veteran metal groups Fear Factory and Anthrax won the Icons and Metal as F**k accolades respectively.
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Black Sabbath were named as the most inspirational band in rock at the Kerrang! Awards in London this evening (07.06.12).
The reformed band - made up of vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tomy Iommi and bass player Geezer Butler - picked up the Inspiration Award at the magazine's annual prize-giving show at The Brewery in Barbican, London.
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Rock legends Iron Maiden and Bullet For My Valentine will go up against Bring Me The Horizon, Architects and Skindred in the Best UK Brand category at the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards.
Publisher Chris Ingham revealed he was "thrilled" to honour The Rock legends with the nominations, which come in the magazine's 25th year.
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Heavy rockers Machine Head will never play another show in San Diego, California - they've "fired" the city because concert audiences there are too boring.
Frontman Robb Flynn insists he never has a good time when the band plays in the city, so they won't be going back.
He tells Drivetime guy David Grant on Rock Radio based in Glasgow, Scotland, "A lot of crowds are awesome. But if we're playing San Diego, we're not going to go on the radio and say, 'San Diego crowds are awesome' - because they're not. They're beat. That's MAChine Head slang for 'We don't like them.'
"They don't come to a show and rage and go crazy. They come to a show and say, 'Okay... this is cool. Oh, I like this song.' We're not into that. I don't know why they come to a rock show with that kind of attitude. So we don't go to San Diego anymore. They're fired."
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