Video: Machine Head Live at Rockstar Mayhem 2008

This is Machine Head’s first song from their Mayhem set in San Diego, CA.  Sorry for the audio.  We were standing next to speakers and monitors and that isn’t the ideal place for taping.

Other Mayhem Videos:
Underoath Song 1 and Song 2
Slipknot Song 1 and Song 2

Others to come:

Disturbed Rocks San Diego at Mayhem

Rockstar Mayhem Tour 2008
Cricket Wireless – Chula Vista, CA

Stage: Rockstar Mainstage

David Draiman – Vocals
Dan Donegan – Guitars/Electronics
Mike Wengren – Drums
John Moyer – Bass

Rockstar Mayhem Tour 2008 Disturbed Cricket Wireless - Chula Vista, CA 7/16/2008

I was just finishing up my interview with Tim from Underoath when we heard a crash of music and we both looked at each other. The two of us knew Disturbed was starting and I headed onstage to see the show as Tom scattered away.

Rockstar Mayhem Tour 2008 Disturbed Cricket Wireless - Chula Vista, CA 7/16/2008Dan Donegan

David Draiman, frontman of Disturbed, was wheeled out on “dolly” with a straightjacket and mask on, think Hannibal Lector. He was in a Department of Corrections jumpsuit, which turned some of the female patrons on. They started with “Perfect Insanity” which had the crowd warmed up for “Liberate.” The crowd was insane especially the general admission area. One fan, maybe a Slipknot fan, started throwing crap onstage. I think I almost got hit myself with whatever objects he was throwing. Right before “Divide” Dave went to stage left, where I was standing, and pointed his finger into the crowd and asked where the coward in the Lamb of God Shirt was. He and security proceeded to scour the crowd for the not so friendly fan. David even threatened the missing fan that he would beat his ass when he finds him. Dave also shouted to the crowd, “You have my permission to beat him!” He then took a moment to say, “You don’t fuck with the guy with the mic!” The crowd was fully energized by this point and it was a great segway into “Divide.”

Rockstar Mayhem Tour 2008 Disturbed Cricket Wireless - Chula Vista, CA 7/16/2008John Moyer

They covered a few songs off their new album Indestructible. The songs were power-packed when performed live, especially “Indestructible” and “Inside the Fire.” The backdrop of the stage changed from the Disturbed logo to the Indestructible’s album cover.

They ended with “…The Sickness” and there was no encore because Slipknot was next. Can I tell you from the backstage perspective how tight security was for Slipknot. It was almost princess-like of them. The media had to clear out of our designated media area because it was too close to the stage. That’s only the beginning.

When at Mayhem make sure to get a good spot in GA for Disturbed. It’s one set you shouldn’t miss!

The Setlist- Is coming

Photos of Disturbed at Mayhem: 

The Weekly Plug

Journey Arnel San Diego 3

This week was Mayhem! Literally, we had back to back shows on the West Coast as the Midwest had some downtime. We usually have a great spread and variety of music we cover, except this week belonged to heavy metal and rock. We covered Journey, Heart, and Cheap Trick and pissed off some Journey fans because people thought my review of Arnel’s bright yellow pants was racist. Then Thursday we have plenty of iron in us as we covered Mayhem and all it’s glory. Pictures are up from 36 Crazyfists, Walls of Jericho, Mastodon, Machine Head, Five Finger Death Punch, and The Red Chord. We snagged interviews with Suicide Silence, Underoath, Black Tide, and Mastodon. Watch for more Mayhem content in the next few days. Still sifting through all the video footage! We have live videos of Slipknot and Disturbed to name a couple bands. Keep your eyes peeled because you don’t want to miss them.