MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel joined WETT WILLY — San Francisco Bay Area's "premier classic rock and dance cover band" — on stage on March 17 at Gallagher's in Dublin, California to perform a cover of the UFO classic "Lights Out". Video footage of his appearance can be seen below.
As previously reported, Demmel will embark on a European, Jackson-sponsored clinic tour in April. The details are as follows:
Musikmesse Frankfurt, Germany
Fender/Jackson booth Hall 4.0 booth E08
Thursday, April 11 @ 14:00 with signing session at 15:00
Friday, April 12 @ 13:00 & 16:00 with signing session at 14:00
Saturday, April 13 @ 13:00 & 17:00 with signing session at 14:00
Bologna, Italy @ 19:00 Sunday, April 14
Music Academy 2000's Theatre
Via Torquato Tasso 13
Milan, Italy @ 13:00 Monday, April 15
Lucky Music Store
Via Carlo D'Adda, 29
Helsinki, Finland @ 19:00 Tuesday, April 16
Hermannin Rantatie 10
Gothenburg, Sweden @ 12:00 Wednesday, April 17
Stockholm, Sweden @ 19:00 Wednesday, April 17
S:t Eriksgatan 58.
Paris (Juvisy Sur Orge), France @ 19:00 Thursday, April 18
50, Avenue d’Estienne d’Orves
91260 JUVISY SUR ORGE
La Garde, France @ 17:00 Friday, April 19
151 Chemin Alphonse Lavallée
83130 La Garde (South of France)
Brighton, U.K. @ 18:30 Saturday, April 20
79-80 North Road
Glasgow, U.K. @ 14:00 Sunday, April 21
MACHINE HEAD last month parted ways with bassist Adam Duce. The split is said to be "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 has begun the writing process for the follow-up to 2011's "Unto The Locust". A late 2013 release is projected.
"Machine Fucking Head Live", the new live album from MACHINE HEAD, sold 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. It's the band's second live effort; "Hellalive" came out in 2003.
MACHINE HEAD's most recent studio album, "Unto The Locust", sold more than 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 22 on The Billboard 200 chart — putting MACHINE HEAD in the Top 25 for the first time in the band's 17-year history.
"Machine Fucking Head Live" was recorded at various tour stops across the globe last year. It features songs from throughout the band's expansive catalog, including crowd favorites like "Imperium", "Aesthetics of Hate", "Locust", "Ten Ton Hammer", "This is the End" and "Halo".
"Machine Fucking Head Live" was mixed and mastered at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California by Juan Urteaga and Robb Flynn.
MACHINE HEAD is currently seeking a new label home following the expiration of the band's contract with longtime record company Roadrunner Records.