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Machine Head's Robb Flynn Rejects Role Model Label

05/19/2015
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(TeamRock Radio) Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn rejects the idea that he's any kind of role model. Despite being known for speaking out on social issues via his lyrics, he argues that he's an observer of life rather than a politician trying to sell a particular viewpoint.

Flynn tells Wikimetal: "I am not a role model at all. When I write, the things I write are always personal. I'm not running for office. I observe these things. The role of an artist isn't to be a role model. The role is to hold up a mirror to society.

"Sometimes you reflect beauty, love and those amazing things - sometimes you reflect the darker side of life. Being in a metal band, we choose to reflect the darker side a lot more often."

He recalls being inspired by the "golden era" of rap music, which he says was designed to be "aggressive" and "not accepted by the mainstream" while drawing attention to important social issues. Read more here.

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