Ongoing History Daily: Cage the Elephant facts

Here are a few things about Cage the Elephant that may have escaped your attention until now.

(1) In elementary school, singer Matt Schulz was in a band called Left Nostril. The real pre-cursor to Cage the Elephant was a high school band featuring three members called Perfect Confusion.

(2) When the band played Lollapalooza in Chicago, their opening act was a new singer by the name of Lady Gaga.

(3) In 2001, when the band was, touring with the Foo Fighters, drummer Jared Champion suffered a burst appendix, requiring him to miss several shows. So who filled in? Dave Grohl.

And (4) Matt is a serious chess player. He’ll play anyone.

If you missed yesterday’s post, you can read about that special time Marilyn Manson once had in Salt Lake City here.

And don’t forget to check out my podcast The Ongoing History of New Music where you listen on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogleStitcher, or wherever you get your on-demand audio.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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