Machine Gun Kelly shows off giant skull tattoo and shaved head in new music video, papercuts

Machine Gun Kelly unveils a couple of (fake) bold looks in the video for his brand-new rock single with blink-182's Travis Barker, papercuts.

Machine Gun Kelly shows off giant skull tattoo and shaved head in new music video, papercuts
Emily Carter

After promising that new music would be arriving in August, Machine Gun Kelly has just dropped a brand-new single, papercuts.

The track – which once again finds MGK teaming up with blink-182's Travis Barker – arrives after a couple of collaborative releases in 2021 (with jxdn, Kellin Quinn and CORPSE), and is the musician's first proper solo single since last year's Tickets To My Downfall album. It takes a bit of a heavier edge rather than his pop-punk stuff, with guitars reminiscent of Green Day's awesome Brain Stew.

Oh yeah, and it has a typically eye-catching video…

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Don't worry, though – Machine Gun Kelly hasn't properly shaved off his long blond locks; instead, he rocks a bald cap and one hell of a (fake) skull tattoo in the video.

papercuts is presumably taken from MGK's upcoming album Born With Horns, which was teased a couple of days ago when he got matching tattoos with Travis.

Check it out below:

And catch MGK on his sold-out U.S. Tickets To My Downfall tour:

September 2021

9 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
10 Council Bluffs, IA – Westfair Amphitheater
11 Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater
13 New York, NY – Summerstage Central Park
15 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
17 West Springfield, MA – The Big E
21 Detroit, MI – Aretha Franklin Amphitheater
22 Cincinnati, OH – The Icon Festival
24 Orlando, FL – Rebel Rock
25 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
28 St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Music Park

October 2021

2 Rogers, AK – Walmart Amphitheater
3 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center
5 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
6 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
9 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
12 Spokane, WA – Spokane Pavilion
13 Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield
17 Salt Lake City, UY – The Complex
18 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
20 Los Angeles, CA – The Shrine
21 Phoenix, AZ – Meza Amphitheater
24 Dallas. TX – Toyota Music Factory
27 Charlotte, NC – Metro Credit Union
28 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union Live!

December 2021

18 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

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