Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Talks Pandemic-Era Music Industry Outlook on The MetalSucks Quarantinecast #9
You’re quarantined, we’re quarantined, everyone’s quarantined, including all the metal musicians you love. In our new series, Quarantinecast, we’re connecting with metal musicians in their homes to find out how they’re coping with isolation, how they’re staying busy during these trying times, and how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted their band’s plans.
Our guest this week is Machine Head mastermind Robb Flynn. Following his prediction that concerts and life as we knew it won’t return until 2022 at the earliest, we caught up with Robb to dive further into that topic. How does he plan to stay financially solvent during this time? Will music industry folks start to look for new jobs en masse? What really happens when a tour is postponed? Why are so many bands bothering to reschedule tours to later this year when those dates very obviously won’t happen either? The conversation also takes a turn into political territory when we discuss the failure of federal programs that were supposed to help small businesses during the economic downturn, how the cruise and airline industries get bailouts using our taxpayer dollars while individuals hardly get anything, how billionaires like Jeff Bezos aren’t paying any taxes, and why four more years of Trump in the White House are inevitable.
Listen to the episode below via YouTube, via the streaming audio embed, or download the episode here.