Happy Father’s Day to all of you Dad’s out there! As a Southern kid, family is the most important thing in life, so be sure and show your Dad some love today! In honor of this day, Roadrunner Records spoke to some legendary metal Dads about how they balance the tour life along with their family life! The answers are pretty enlightening! Who all did they ask? You get answers from Max Cavalera, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Robb Flynn, John Petrucci, and more!
I Posted A Few Excerpts Below, Along With Live Videos, And You Can Read The Full Post At RoadrunnerRecords.Com!
Max Cavalera: “My kids and my music have crossed paths from the beginning. I always involved my kids with music any chance I had. Richie played guitar at the Nailbomb show in Holland in front of 120,000 people. Zyon’s heartbeat opened Sepultura’s Chaos A.D. record. Igor’s hands and mine are together in the photo shoot I did for Soulfly 1. Our hands hold the CD in the CD case and on “Primitive,” Igor says “Tchoo Tchoo” before the song “Mulambo.” All that connection somehow inspired them to create their own music. Richie sings for Incite, and Zyon and Igor are together in Lody Kong. We were on tour in America and will be back for another Maximum Cavalera Tour. Happy Father’s Day to all!”
Robb Flynn: “Being a dad is the greatest gift that has come into my life, and something I try every day to get better at. It’s the single hardest job I’ve ever had, and it’s twice as hard for my wife Genevra, who for months at a time is basically a single mom with financial support from me who raises our two sons, Zander and Wyatt. Yes, being in a touring metal band and balancing fatherhood is a challenge in so many ways that I wouldn’t have expected. It can be amazing, inspiring, depressing, heartbreaking, hilarious, life-afffirming, and at its best, makes me a kid again. Being a heavy metal dad is a life less ordinary. It is a choice the wife and I made, and a life we chose to bring our kids into. And while it is Father’s Day, I’d like to give some huge props to Genevra for the enormous, nearly inhuman amount of effort she puts into raising our kids, the damn good job she does, the extraordinary patience she has in dealing with a barnacle-ly son-of-a-bitch like myself, and for being tough as nails and making me a better father.”
John Petrucci: “As a father, the toughest thing that I’ve been faced with over the years is the difficulty in striking a balance between career and family. I really miss out on so much of their lives at times, so it’s so important to value the time we are together and do the best that I can to hopefully share my experiences and knowledge with them enough that it has an impression on who and how they turn out to be as people. Fortunately for me, I married an amazing woman who has been such a positive and loving presence in their lives and incredible role model as their mother, and we work together at filling in all the gaps that may result from this kind of professional lifestyle. At the end of the day, I find that it really doesn’t matter what band you’re in or what anyone may think of you as a guitar player…to them you’re just Dad!”
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