Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History Daily: Weird musician hobbies, part 2

Last time we looked at some of hobbies in which musicians indulge when they’re not making music. Here are a few more.

  • Flea of the Chili Peppers is an excellent chess player. When the band is on tour, Flea takes a chess set and is always looking for a game.
  • Dave Mustaine of Megadeth is all about martial arts. He has a first-degree black belt in karate and black belt in Taekwondo.
  • It would be cool to see him in an MMA fight against Maynard James Keenan of Tool. He has a brown belt in Brazilian Jui Jitsu and is also studying Muay Thai boxing.
  • Slash collects pinball machines.
  • And this is pretty weird. Brann Dailor is the drummer for Mastodon. He collects all manner of clown memorabilia.

Ongoing History Daily: Weird musician hobbies, part is here.

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