Machine Head Holding Open Auditions for Bassist

Machine HeadLooking for a really sweet summer job? A month after splitting with longtime bassist Adam Duce, Machine Head is searching for a temporary bassist to play with them during this summer’s Mayhem Festival. The veteran metal band announced their bass auditions on their Facebook page.

The audition requires bassists to record “standalone performances” of themselves playing and singing along to the songs “This is The End,” “Halo,” and “Beautiful Morning.” Applicants must also include a one to two minute statement about their musical experience, playing, and touring experience. After uploading the videos to YouTube, you have to email links of the videos to

Machine Head will narrow down the entries to potential candidates then hold in-person tryouts. Are you going to try out?

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  1. I’ll pass………….

  2. Would love to see Ryan Martinie tryout.

  3. So could have entered had I not dumped my plectrum 6 months back (finger speed not there yet) backing vox would have been a prob… Still what a dream chance for a fan