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If you had to guess what kind of pet the average heavy metal musician would own, chances are a big, tough dog would come to mind. But a new book, “Metal Cats,” features something quite opposite – men of the hardcore metal music world with their cute cats.
Yes, Metal Cats. Tattooed metal musicians posing with cats. This is a book;
Metal Cats combines two amazing subjects: the extreme personalities of the hardcore metal music scene and their adorable kitties.
Metal isn’t all dark and disturbing, violent and misanthropic. Metal Cats is proof that while the music may be brutal, the people in the scene are softies for their pets just like you and me…
Here’s Leto with a cat:
How can you get more awesome than Metal Cats? Like this, maybe?
A portion of the proceeds from this book and a series of benefit shows held along the West Coast will go towards one no-kill shelter in each of the four main cities visited.
Good deal. My
two three cats approve. And, while photos of metal-heads with cats seems like a small niche market, I think there are more of us out there than you think. There are certainly a shitload of cats.
In a previous CYT, I mentioned traveling to my grandparents house. We’d go every weekend, leaving for the 2 hour drive on Friday, just as the sun was setting. As a small kid I pretty much had what seemed like a huge backseat to myself. It probably seemed huge because it was huge. Have you seen 70s model cars?
As it turned full dark, I’d stretch out on the back seat and listen to tires running over ground, my parents mumbled conversations and the radio, usually WLS out of Chicago. I’m pretty sure you could pick up WLS on the moon. It was AM radio in the 70s, so I got to hear a lot of Top 40 shit like “Afternoon Delight,” “Blinded by the Light,” and the like. I also got to hear the first single I ever begged my parents to buy, Jackson Browne’s “Runnin’ On Empty” from the album of the same name. I loved that song. I still do.
I really love this cover of it by Bob Schneider (it’s from a live performance in Austin, TX. A studio version will be on a forthcoming Jackson Browne tribute album);
Speaking of Bob Schneider, go check out his stuff. The guy is a genius. Hip-hop, rock, blues; the guy genre-hops like a rabbit in a sunny meadow– with grace, agility and a natural instinct.
here’s the magic original version;
Two guys produce an epic cover to AC/DC's rock classic 'Thunderstruck' with just cellos. http://t.co/rdjWmZ5sEm
— The BOB & TOM Show (@bobandtom) March 27, 2014