Rock band Machine Head
decided to write songs about death for their upcoming album after reading a letter written by a soldier in Iraq. Frontman Robert Flynn was stunned by the power behind the dying man's words, which put the blame for his predicament firmly on President George W. Bush
Flynn says. "We've got about five songs right now that I'm stoked with. There are songs about suicide and death. I read a letter by this soldier over in Iraq, who had written to his mother after he got shot in a battle. He came to the conclusion he was dying and ended up giving the letter to his buddy to pass on. It went, 'As I die here understand that my blood is on his hands,' and I turned that into lyrics. It was one of the most poignant things I'd ever read."
Machine Head's new album is set to be released in 2007.
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