Machine Head Guitarist Rob Flynn Victimized by Robbery

Guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn of San Francisco Bay Area group Machine Head was the victim of a robbery at his home September 7, sometime between 1:15pm and 3:15pm PST. Flynn and his family were not present. Stolen items include the guitar Flynn used to record Machine Head’s first album and a guitar given to Flynn by late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, and Flynn’s son Zander’s mini Flying V. Other items stolen include Flynn’s wife’s jewelry, laptops, wakeboards, and cash.

"I am offering a $1,000 reward for the return of the black Ibanez Strat along with many stickers, a ‘Designated Drinker’ sticker," announces Flynn. "Additionally, I am offering a $2,000 reward for the safe return of the blue Washburn Dimebolt prototype.

"An APB has been put out to every Guitar Center in Northern California and the police were able to get several fingerprints off of the two acoustics that the thieves handled, yet bizarrely left behind. Sightings of two suspicious vehicles have been reported, one a green/teal U.S.-make pickup truck, the other a white full-size work van.

"If anyone sees or hears of anything on Craigslist, eBay, at their guitar shop… anything, anywhere, Please contact us at immediately."