Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Kicked Out of the Sistine Chapel
Here’s the most metal thing you’ll read today. Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn got kicked out of the Sistine Chapel! The official residence of the Pope and perhaps the most beloved religious institution on earth, the Sistine Chapel, didn’t take kindly to Robb Flynn, and the “666″ printed on his hoodie probably didn’t help matters.
So why did Robb Flynn get booted from the chapel? He didn’t chip off a piece of Michelangelo’s masterwork for a quick souvenir. Flynn just took a couple of pictures. After being told not to photograph inside the Sistine Chapel, Flynn grabbed a shot of its grand ceiling only to be “swarmed” by security and quickly shown the door.
Flynn wrote all about the experience in a Facebook post, but here’s the juicy piece for you:
The Sistine Chapel is a must-see-before-you-die type thing.
So, of course I had to document it and bring my video camera. The guards didn’t stop me one bit as I filmed everywhere and as I entered the Sistine Chapel I was journaling myself walking and taking “you guys/ the viewer/readers” through what I was doing. In the midst of doing so it was then that a guard warned me in broken english “no camera!” Of course I disregarded him. I don’t know what it is with me but when someone tells me not to do something that I want to do, that “fuck you” button gets hit. So I just hung the camera around my neck and kept filming.
I snapped the one photo included below of the famous “hands”, and as I watched other people taking iPhone photos, I thought “hey, why not… they didn’t get thrown out…?” When in Rome, right?
Now… maybe cause I already received a stern “warning”… or maybe cause I had a Duff’s Brooklyn hoodie with “666″ on the hood tied around my waist… but ya know… let’s just say I kinda stood out, and dudes were… uh… eyeing me. I snapped 3 iPhone photos, and security swarmed on me. Poor Jern and I got escorted out lickety-split-like which in the end was a good thing as there was a line to exit! So I saw it as a way to cut in line and get out first, LOL!!
I had to laugh.
When it was all over I just literally laughed out loud! “Wow, I just got kicked out of The Sistine Chapel!”
And I still got these pictures!
Take that motherf—ers!!!
Robb Flynn recently had a scare, suffering from a seizure after flying with an ear infection. Machine Head will continue touring Europe until their Oct. 6 date in Switzerland.