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Machine Head Parts Ways With Bassist Adam Duce

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Bassist Adam Duce, a founding member of Machine Head along with singer/guitarist Robb Flynn, has left the band. Machine Head has issued a statement, which reads:

"Machine Head and bassist Adam Duce have parted ways. The split is amicable, and Machine Head would like to wish Adam the best with his current and future endeavors.

"The band will continue on for the time being as a three-piece and have begun the writing process for their follow-up to 2011's Unto The Locust. A late 2013 release is projected."

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1. zumbi writes:

Wow that sucks. Maybe there is still problems between him and rob. I was hoping they had settled their differences a few years back for good. Either way I think Adam was an integral part of the band and I hope this doesn't negatively affect them too much. Looking forward to new material.

# Feb 22, 2013 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrianMN writes:

Wow!
Just wtf is going on?
First Slayer, now this....fvvvvvvck.

# Feb 22, 2013 @ 8:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Nunya writes:

oh well, never really found bass that necessary to the process #burythebass, jk though, this is lame af

# Feb 22, 2013 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Rik writes:

The bass in MH is very necessary. If you can't hear it then you need to grow some ears!

After seeing the net worth in the Slayer comments I wonder what the MH numbers are like.

# Feb 23, 2013 @ 5:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Anonymous writes:

Horrible news!! I am a big fan of Adam Duce and also a big fan of Machine Head. Hopefully both the band and Adam can move on continue to make great music that we can all enjoy for many years to come.

# Feb 23, 2013 @ 5:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BrokenFace writes:

post 3 "never really found bass that necessary to the process" epic fail statment

# Feb 23, 2013 @ 6:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brandedcfh420 writes:

#6, how is it a fail? bass guitar, overall, is not really needed in metal...

# Feb 23, 2013 @ 7:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. slayer2049 writes:

^ you my good sir need to shut the f*** up because you clearly don't know anything about music

# Feb 23, 2013 @ 8:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BrokenFace writes:

Obvious examples of machine head need bass -
take these scars
struck a nerve
davidian
blue to grey
bass plays a major role in these tunes

# Feb 23, 2013 @ 9:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BrokenFace writes:

soulfly - carved inside
fear factory - edge crusher
any korn music.
All im sayin is b€ass plays a cruicel point in metal bands

# Feb 23, 2013 @ 9:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. brandedcfh420 writes:

hahahahaha guess you didnt see the joke in it!! the ol bass is not needed joke...ahahhahhaha calm down people hahahahhahaha....

# Feb 23, 2013 @ 10:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. mrfiction writes:

without bass guitar we would have no Cliff Burton, Geezer Butler, Geddy Lee, John Paul Jones, Andy West, Stanley Clark, etc.

# Feb 23, 2013 @ 11:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. coldiem writes:

I love it when bassist arguments come up. Doesn't anyone wonder why the first two Boston albums were so awesome?

# Feb 23, 2013 @ 6:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. coldiem writes:

I doubt anyone will catch my joke but I am half serious. Anyway, isolated bass videos are worth checking out on youtube if you are seriously baffled by why bands have bass guitarists. I suppose the alternative is to try recording a song without a bass guitar and trying to figure out why it sounds like crap, but that would be a lot more work :P

# Feb 23, 2013 @ 7:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brandedcfh420 writes:

not a boston fan so i dont get that 1....plz explain....

# Feb 23, 2013 @ 9:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. coldiem writes:

Well, a lot of people criticize the bass on the first album for sounding too much like a guitar player playing bass. Either way, I do believe the bass on that album plays a large role in it being so awesome.

I've recorded lots of my own tracks and a few covers and I can say from my own experience that bass is far more important than people give it credit for.

# Feb 24, 2013 @ 11:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. wilco writes:

damm this will be good treat please branded reply more on post 6
do think with out a bass or drums these are the important part to create a good song
but hell wht the f*** do i know about music hahaha

# Feb 24, 2013 @ 11:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Mr Singh writes:

Good now retire from music

# Feb 25, 2013 @ 7:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. #18 writes:

So, 18, since you're so adamant about hating MH then why don't you share the names of a few bands that're *obviously* so superior?

# Feb 26, 2013 @ 7:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. RememberMetal? writes:

I've never been a big fan but I have a couple of their albums. It's hard to project how much this will impact MH, if at all... I know Duce penned some of the music but Flynn seems to do the overwhelming majority of both lyrics and music based on writing credits. I suppose we'll have some idea by the end of the year.

# Feb 26, 2013 @ 11:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Nunya writes:

whoa guys, it was a joke, i mean not really...bass is kinda gay, but i clearly said "jk though" so no one would get buthurt

# Feb 26, 2013 @ 3:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. coldiem writes:

No "buthurt" here. It's just that I have a habit of pointing out people's ignorance. I don't mean to come across argumentative or to try to demean anyone, I just mean to enlighten.

Troll if you like. I sling my fair share of sarcasm around around here. The fact of the matter is that if you seriously think bass is pointless in metal, or almost any genre of music for that matter, then your ears are missing something. Either that or you need to get yourself a better sound system.

I'm not criticizing anyone for liking their music a certain way, EQ the bass right out for all I care. But there IS a reason that bands have bass players, regardless of whether or not they are a distinct part of the writing process.

# Feb 26, 2013 @ 11:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. brandedcfh420 writes:

time for some MANDOL for those who are flippin trips over the jokes....

# Feb 27, 2013 @ 8:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. coldiem writes:

Aw, come on, branded, you know me better than that. You really think I'm falling for a troll? My comments are for the benefit of those people reading who really do think that bass is pointless. Because they are out there, I've known a few in my time.

# Feb 27, 2013 @ 9:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. mike godfried writes:

well 23 if it weren't for the fact that your a bonifide a$shole and have been for how long now maybe people could distinct when you are trying to be funny and trying to be serious.
Until you pull your own head out of your as$ and change your ways, people are always going to misinterpt what you say.
I know it's alot for you to absorb at the moment but as soon as you shed your whiskey tango logic people are always gonna give you sh1t, so stop b****ing at us for not understanding your attempt at being funny.

# Feb 27, 2013 @ 10:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. mike godfried writes:

if you dont shed not as soon.
everyone knows you are not going to change.
that's part of the reason why you moved, isnt it?

# Feb 27, 2013 @ 11:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. deathbringer writes:

Guys, let's not let this degenerate into a flame war... I thought it was pretty obvious that #3 was kidding.

# Feb 27, 2013 @ 3:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Blindgreed1 writes:

Duce will be missed. \m/\m/

# Feb 27, 2013 @ 4:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Jackrum writes:

sucks.. MH one of my fave bands, they were awesome at wembly and bloodstock

# Feb 28, 2013 @ 3:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. brandedcfh420 writes:

ahahahahah old mike seems to not have had his breast feeding treament from mommy today......

# Feb 28, 2013 @ 3:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. brandedcfh420 writes:

and i moved from where to where for what reason?

# Feb 28, 2013 @ 3:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. mike godfried writes:

why doug puts up with you and you bullsh*t and has for a while i have no idea but thats his choice.
again your track record of being a classless douche is already chizzled on a stone set above your future grave, making it very clear my intent of bashing you was in regards of me playing the bass for 10 years and i took offence to your brilliant post, i have been off/on this site for 10 years and have seen numerous idiotic posts from you, thats where the jab came from.
I have never seen this site stick up for your posts, for obvious reasons, mainly from the administrator.
So, out of what doug posted im done on this thread.

# Feb 28, 2013 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. brandedcfh420 writes:

aw ty for the compliments.....xxxooo....now go cry to someone who actually gives 2 fks!!

# Feb 28, 2013 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. BrokenFace writes:

I must say ive scolled this site for years now and brandedcfh does come across as a sinicle a$$hole.
Bass is wicked. That is all.

# Mar 2, 2013 @ 5:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. brandedcfh420 writes:

ty BF....now go fk your moms face.........

# Mar 2, 2013 @ 7:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. BrokenFace writes:

Case and point ^^^

# Mar 2, 2013 @ 9:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. brandedcfh420 writes:

i dont care what you think of me. you called an a$$hole so i spouted back. now you want to say look everyone, this is what im talking about, even though i called him an a$$hole, which is ok for me to do, its not ok for ol branded to smack back....go cry to your mom because im laughing at you....ITS NOT MY FAULT YOU WHINY B1TCHES CANT LAUGH AT A FKN JOKE....
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA..

# Mar 2, 2013 @ 10:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Blindgreed1 writes:

I'm an arsehole and I thought branded's joke was funny. How do you get a bass player off your front porch? Tip him for the pizza! XD What's the difference between a bass player and a pizza? The pizza can feed a family of 4. XD


NEXT!

# Mar 4, 2013 @ 10:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. mike godfried writes:

" here i come to save the dayyyyyyyyy!", no that aint mighty mouse folks thats clyde/chris trying to distract his friend away from the firing line of people who challenge his insensitivity and lack of intellegence when it comes to humor and respecting musicanship and the instruments played.
chris virden everyone (post 38), tip your waitress.
since we're attempting cheap stand up here, what do you call a musican that quits on his band?
a chris virden... hi-yoooooo
when i say chicken you say sandwich, chicken ?, chicken?..
chris does this everytime, everytime 23 in gulfs himself in a self induced "degenerate flame war", he feels the need to rescue his buddy by getting involved and taking the heat off 23 and putting it on his own self, which if 23 was a quality person and had respectfull takes it would'nt happen but since he doesnt "give 2 fks" it happends all the time.
this is my attempt to only state the obvious, and get a laugh or 2 out of it.
im mike, i 'll be here off and on, up next either and another chris virden plung at comedy or post 23 again with one of his " waaa, waaa," " idg2fs" or " drink some mandol i was just joking" rants, thank you
* takes bow, steps off stage*
now im done, pt 2

# Mar 4, 2013 @ 1:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Blindgreed1 writes:

Welcome back Mike. If you're going to be all over my c0ck you may as well work the balls while your down there. It's a 3 piece set.

# Mar 4, 2013 @ 2:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. brandedcfh420 writes:

""So, out of what doug posted im done on this thread.""

well, guess he couldnt stay away.

""everytime 23 in gulfs himself in a self induced "degenerate flame war",""

ahahahaha, typical of trolls to start slingin mud and claim someone else started it and he is absolutely correct, I DONT GIVE 2 FKS WHAT HE THINKS ABOUT ME AND NEVER WILL. you are the one who was smackin stupid smack over a joke and then said you were done and now you are back to continue trying to appear that someone else is responsible for all of this...

# Mar 4, 2013 @ 4:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. shel gordon writes:

hey numb nuts aka branded post 3 hashtagged a jk, you on post 7 did not...so yes you did indeed started this sh.t show. You lieing fvck

# Mar 4, 2013 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. brandedcfh420 writes:

hey #42: i am refering to the verbal attacking, not the original joke comment...so, try again.....

# Mar 4, 2013 @ 7:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Blindgreed1 writes:

"in gulfs" LMAO.

# Mar 6, 2013 @ 10:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. RememberMetal? writes:

I shouldn't throw gasoline on the fire but this pitiful display does not qualify as a flame war.

Old man's voice: I seem to remember the 2004-2007 period in this site's history as the golden era of hatred-fueled screaming matches.

Granted, most of it was just ugly, boring, cookie-cutter, playground insults that should be actively discouraged but every now and then you'd get some people with real anger and equally valid opinions that neither side would -ever- respect. They would put genuine thought and effort into tearing each other's logic to pieces and were hell bent on making a point while driving the other away in bloody, teary-eyed defeat.

I miss that. :)

# Mar 6, 2013 @ 1:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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