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Ongoing History Daily: Cage the Elephant’s near tour bus disaster

Back in the aughts when Cage the Elephant was just starting to see success with their first album and songs like “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked,” they did what a lot of young bands do: they over-indulged. \That’s fine as long as no one gets hurt. 

But after a long time on the road, the band was pretty burned out and tempers started to flare. There was one particularly bad time on the bus when an argument broke out and bass player Daniel Tichenor had enough. He needed to get out and cool off. So he walked to the back of the bus, opened the door and yelled over his should “I’m outta here!” 

The problem was the bus was on the highway and Daniel almost walked out of the thing at 60 miles an hour.  His heel was just inches from the pavement when someone else from the band hauled him inside.  That would have been messy.

Alan Cross

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