In the latest episode of the No Fuckin’ Regrets podcast, Machine Head rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist Robb Flynn remembered late star Joey Jordison, and the day former Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn got on stage and stripped while dancing with a girl at a strip club.
The mastermind of the thrash metal band Machine Head, Robb Flynn, has been revealing some backstage stories from the time he spent with rock and heavy metal musicians during the No F’n Regrets podcast.
Mostly, Flynn enjoys interviewing his friends who are in bands but in the 92nd episode of the podcast, he was alone and wanted to talk about his late buddy Joey Jordison who was the drummer and co-founder of Slipknot. Flynn recalled the epic night he spent at a strip club with Chris Fehn and other band members.
In the podcast, Flynn noted that Slipknot and Machine Head used to share the same studio named Indigo Ranch in 1999. According to Flynn, Machine Head was recording its third and best-selling record named ‘The Burning Red‘ and Slipknot was working on their self-titled debut album at the same time.
He stated that Slipknot was working on mixing their debut studio album for almost 30 days and right after finishing it, they decided to go to a strip club. Flynn recalled that they were ready to finally have some fun since they had been cooped up in Indigo Ranch Studios, seven miles away from the nearest building, for a couple of weeks.
According to the Machine Head star, after a couple of boozes in the strip club, Slipknot percussionist got hammered, climbed on the stage, and started stripping with a girl named Brandy. Flynn stated that it was a such funny moment to witness that the late star Joey Jordison, the producer Ross Robinson and he laughed till they cried watching Chris.
Robb Flynn recalled the story saying:
“I think at one point they were, we were still working on our record, but I think they finished their album, so they had been there, I think it was, I can’t remember how long, it was 22 years ago and I was pretty fucking wasted, but I want to say it took almost 30 days to mix the record.
They were finally done, they’re like, ‘Oh my god, I just want to go fucking crazy now because I’ve been cooped up in fucking Indigo Ranch for 30 days 7 miles from the nearest anything.’
So it’s just like, ‘Let’s go to a strip club… Yeah, we’ll go to a strip club, we’re gonna rage, we’re gonna celebrate, it’s the last night.’ They’re gonna fly out the next day, the record’s done, hip-hip-hooray. At this point, I still had no idea that they wear masks or anything, it’s just like 9 dudes.
We go out to this strip club in L.A., and in L.A. back in 1999, if you wanted to drink alcohol, there was some weird rule, a lot of the strip clubs were like if you wanted to drink booze, the girls had to be partially covered, so they’d have like nipple tape over their nipples, and they’d have like a super-small thong on.
Anyway, we go, and keep in mind, Joey Jordison is maybe a dollar twenty wet, like, he’s a little dude, he’s like 5’3”, he was really skinny, he hasn’t been drinking, he’s in totally great shape, so we go to a strip club, and he has like maybe two or three drinks, and he’s fucking shitfaced.”
Machine Head lead-vocalist continued:
“Chris Fehn gets wasted, I got to say, this is one of my funniest fucking ragers at a strip club I’ve ever had. Chris Fehn was so fucking funny, the girls come, ‘Here comes Brandy to the stage. Ladies and gentlemen, get your dollars out for Brandy!’
And Brandy or whoever comes out on stage, and Chris Fehn who’s also now hammered after many more drinks, we’re pounding at the bar, he comes up and he climbs up on the fucking stage, he starts stripping with the stripper, which is the, oh my god, it was one of the funniest fucking things.
I was in tears watching him, and Joey and I, we’re all at the table, we’re off the pole, like, the table around the pole, and Joey and I and Ross are just, we’re crying like we’re laughing so fucking hard that we’re crying, and of course, security comes and like ‘Hey man, you can’t do that!’
Chris Fehn just had this way of, like, he’s charming, he’s got this kind of Iowa charm, and he talks his way out of getting kicked out, he’s like, ‘I was just joking, man.‘ He was obviously all for fun, he wasn’t being like gropey or nothing, it was just hilarious.”
You may listen to the full interview below.