Cage The Elephant is opening for Metallica. Yes, that's MASSIVE!!

February 3, 2016

I know, I did a double take myself the first time I read that. Don’t get me wrong, they’re one of my favorite bands. I’ve been championing them since the beginning and was one of the first to spin ‘Aint No Rest For The Wicked’, when I worked at NileFM in Cairo, Egypt. 

They’ve paid their Rock dues, and deliver one of the most compelling performances on the planet. I’m just used to seeing names like Anthrax, Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, or Slayer on that bill. So I was stoked when I saw Deck The Hall Ball rockers Cage The Elephant as openers! I had to get them on the phone for a chat.

I’ve also been meaning to congratulate them on the new album Tell Me I’m Pretty. They capture a timeless sound on this record, and I was curious what it was like working with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys as producer. If you haven’t given it a listen, take the time to play it through from start to finish. It’s one of those. 

So frontman Matt Shultz was kind enough to spend a few minutes on the phone with me. Here's our chat. And if you wanna tie one on, make a game of it and drink every time you hear the word ’stoked’ (21+ only). Zach