MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn has issued the following update:
"Just played Sonisphere [in] Knebworth, [UK]. HOLY SHIT!!!!!! Fucking UN-BELIEVE-ABLE!!!!!!!
"DJ Lethal from LIMP BIZKIT's response to my comment about how we were going to CRUSH them was hilarious. He said, 'The only thing crushed was our egos.' Hahahaha!! Apparently he forgot to mention the 'unprompted' three-minute-long 'FUCK LIMP BIZKIT' chant today from all 45,000 people at Sonisphere. Yeah!
"Tonight was one of the biggest ego boosts we've ever had! Not that we had shit to do with it, but it was funny how the crowd chanted 'MACHINE FUCKING HEAD' in between every song that LIMP BIZKIT played tonight, and they didn't say SHIT about it onstage except 'MACHINE HEAD is hard, and their fans are hard.' Now that their they're away from our crowd and our stage, now [DJ Lethal's] an Internet tough guy. And this is coming from the guy wearing a MACHINE HEAD shirt ONSTAGE tonight... hmmm... NICE!
"By the way, we had 21 circle pits today!! That is a new record for the U.K. Our previous record at [U.K.'s] Download [festival] was 12 circle pits.
"Today we made fucking history, Sonisphere!!! FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!
"If there's any doubt, footage from both sets will appear sooner or later."
MACHINE HEAD announced in early July that they were pulling out of the U.K. Sonisphere because the event's promoter put LIMP BIZKIT in our third slot on the festival. The band eventually returned to the bill as the secret guest and performed right before LIMP BIZKIT.