Catching up with Rob Caggiano from Anthrax - Page 2
with a chair.
The Devil You Know (official video)
I likely wouldn't be here today writing about my passion for music, and threatening internet trolls, if it weren't for Caggiano. Cradle of Filth was the band that forced me out of my iTunes comfort zone. I hadn't been to a rock and roll show in years, but I absolutely had to see them when they came to The Masquerade. From there it was on... Dimmu Borgir.
Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't (An awesome fan made video!)
Due to family history and my own brand of nerdy girlness, I tend to worship the techier heroes. I've little interest in movie stars, but I'm hella fascinated by directors. A small piece of ripped-out notepaper hanging on my writing "inspiration" wall actually bears the words, The Holy Trinity--Brendan O'Brien, Ross Robinson and the father of all that kicks ass, Bob Rock. I swear that's true.
It's hanging right next to a piece of corrogated steel covered with pretty hand-painted flowers that reads, "Tequila makes my clothes fall off." Unfortunately, that's also true.
It was really cool to get a chance to talk to Rob, someone who might actually understand my wide-sweeping musical tastes. Nymphetamine quickened my metal heart and, as anyone has had read me for even a short time knows, I'm a Machine f'in Head freak. I compared their encore to slamming your dick in a car door for 20 minutes... honestly, can there be any higher praise than that? I did leave my love of Prince and Slade and Meatloaf out of the conversation though. You can only push a thing so far before it breaks off and pings you in the forehead.
Full interview text:
Hi, this is Tricia from Interviews from the Edge and I'm talking to Rob Caggiano from Anthrax. How are you doing today Rob?
I'm good, how are you?
I'm doing pretty good. I wanted to talk to you today about Mayhem Fest because that's coming up, it's right around the corner and I will definitely be out there to see you guys. But I also wanted to talk to you a little bit about the new record. I imagine you guys must be having a blast touring on this record, because Worship Music... I mean, if you took out all of the Anthrax history and this album was the only album... this album could easily stand alone.Continued on the next page