Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel recently sat down with SkullNBones.com to talk about their headlining US tour with Suicide Silence and Darkest Hour, as well as the bands possible plans for a DVD release. The video can be viewed below.
One of the most talked about moments of the tour, was when 13-year-old guitarist Anthony Potenza joined the band onstage at a show in Buffalo, N.Y. to play ‘Aesthetics of Hate.’ “The balls on the kid to practice it, and then take the sign, put it up,” Demmel commented. “He didn’t play perfectly, but he nailed it pretty good.”
The guitarist acknowledges the fact that letting a young, unknown guitarist onstage to perform one of the band’s most popular songs was a risk, and says that while Machine Head are prepared to welcome other fans to throw it down with them, if the kid had been horrible, such occurrences may have never happened again. “I don’t what the contingency is for that. I think maybe Robb would just take the guitar back and say, ‘hey nice try.’ The person that does that is gonna f**k it up for everybody else.” He added, “You better practice if you’re gonna bring it.”
Demmel went on to discuss whether or not the band plan to release any more videos from their recent album ‘Unto The Locust.’ “For a band like us, they just don’t serve that bigger purpose. There’s not a lot of places to have it played. We did one for Locust, and it’s on You Tube.”
Demmel also revealed that Machine Head have plans to make a DVD. “We’ve been filming shit for the past seven years or so and we’re eventually, eventually, eventually gonna start – that means we haven’t started – probably doing a DVD at some point.”