At one point during his conversation with Dr. Mike, the Soulfly/ex-Sepultura singer brings up the early difficulties the band struggled with; eventually, he brings up how the band’s first microphone was actually a mic he stole from a pop band.
Here is what Max had to say:
“You know, our first microphone that I actually got, it was like, there was a whole plan. We made a whole plan to go see a pop band; they had a free show in the city, and we went ‘This is the plan. When it’s dark on the stage, one of you motherfuckers launch me on the stage. I’ll jump and grab the mic and put it in my pants and jump back in the crowd.’
“And it fucking worked, man. I fucking jumped in, I grabbed the mic, stuffed it in my pants, jumped back and we were gone. ‘Alright, we got a mic.’ You know, ‘Thank you pop band.’ We got we got our first microphone, man. We actually had to do shit like that to survive.”
Absolutely wild story Max! You can listen to the full interview featuring the ex-Sepultura singer below.
Also, have you heard about Max’s wild NYC trip from back in the day where he got mugged for $5?
In other Sepultura related news, have you checked out our special giveaway that involves a 25th anniversary boxset of Sepultura’s Roots? To learn more about that giveaway, follow the link below.
Max Cavalera and Igor Cavalera are currently on the road for their Return Beneath Arise tour, playing songs off of classic Sepultura albums. If you are interested seeing the brothers perform live, you can find all the remaining dates and locations associated with their tour below.
6/16 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
6/17 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
6/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
6/21 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
6/22 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
6/23 – San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
6/24 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Outside
6/25 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee