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Machine Head's frontman Robb Flynn has recruited members of Machine Head, Metallica, Slayer, Testament, Exodus, Suicide Silence and Death Angel for a special benefit concert. According to AntiMusic, the bands will come together at the Robb Flynn & Friends benefit concert to perform an all-star tribute of Black Sabbath records.

Craig Locicero, guitarist for Forbidden and Spiralarm explained how the show came about, saying, "A good friend of ours and all around great person, Nikki Davis, was in a motorcycle accident with her husband Jeff. Sadly, Jeff died at the scene. Fortunately, Nikki survived but she was unconscious for a few days. She awoke to the daunting reality that her husband, soulmate and best friend had passed away. It was heartbreaking to all of us in the Bay Area scene. Robb Flynn and I have known Nikki for at least 25 years and she is a huge supporter of the Bay Area's metal and punk scene."

  • He continued, "I wanted to help Nikki out a year ago, but almost every band was busy on tour and unavailable. A few weeks ago, I had approached Robb about doing a benefit for Nikki and he thought it was a great idea."
  • Locicero added, "We hope to raise enough money to help Nikki continue to get back on her feet because the healing is not finished. She still has medical bills to pay and we want to do anything we can to help our old friend."
  • The show is set to take place next Friday (January 17th) at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, CA.

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