Machine Gun Kelly shows off giant skull tattoo and shaved head in new music video, 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…
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:
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
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!
18 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
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Though some festival-goers booed and flipped-off MGK at Louder Than Life, he says that “all I saw was 20,000 amazing fans at the festival singing every word and 20 angry ones”.
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