During a recent livestream, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn said the recent Las Vegas mass shooting got him to consider permanently withdrawing “Davidian” – which references 1993’s Waco siege – from the band’s setlist.
Robb said (via The PRP):
“I am in favor of gun control. That motherfucker – everybody heard about the horrible Las Vegas, the horrible horrible….
“That dude had 23 assault rifles in his fucking hotel room – that is fucking insane to me. That is fucking insane to me, you know?
“It’s a fucking horrible, it’s a horrible thing that happened in Las Vegas. It’s fucking appalling. When I first heard the news yesterday morning, I couldn’t even put it together…”
“This morning, I thought I don’t ever want to fucking play ‘Davidian’ again, that’s what I thought this morning.
“I straight up was like – I even texted it to the dudes, like ‘I don’t want to ever play ‘Davidian’ again,’ like fuck man. It’s fucking crazy.
“We probably will, we didn’t discuss it and that’s just how I feel right at the moment, but I fucking…
“It’s some scary shit, it’s fucking crazy out there right now. What the fuck is going on with people right now? It’s fucking crazy.”