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Posted on December 22, 2010

Following on from yesterday’s chat with Max Cavalera, today we talk to MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations to get his take on the best moments of the past 30 years and what he feels the next 30 will hold…

In 30 years you will be…
I will be golfing and playing in a cover band up in Lake Tahoe. Retired and enjoying the fortune my son has earned as a professional anything-he-wants-to-be.

Best music moment of the last 30 years.
Seeing Randy Rhoads twice w/Ozzy in the early 80’s. Witnessing Metallica grow from local clubs into one of the biggest bands in the world, firsthand. Headlining the Wacken festival in front of 85,000 people and then being whisked away by private plane to play w/Metallica and NIN at Knebworth the next day and killing it at both shows. Maybe the two best Machine Head performances since I joined the band in 2003.

Crappiest moment in music in the last 30 years.
Losing Randy Rhoads so early in his career. Especially the way it happened. So sad.

Album from your generation that will be legendary in 30 years.
Metallica- Black Album (Self-Titled) and Guns and Roses – Appetite for Destruction

Roadrunner classic album.
Sepultura – Arise What makes it a classic? Such a fusion of so many genres of music. So brutal and very influential on Machine Head. A very important record.

Machine Head are currently working on their seventh studio album pencilled for release on Roadrunner Records in 2011.

Latest album – The Blackening– is available in all good stores now.


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