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  • Michelle Rodriguez of "Machete" and Munky of Korn Bond Over Metallica and "Apocalypse Now"

    Wed, 15 Sep 2010 15:38:14

    Michelle Rodriguez of "Machete" and Munky of Korn Bond Over Metallica and "Apocalypse Now" - Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer and Michelle Rodriguez of <i>Machete</i> and <i>Avatar</i> discuss Metallica, classical music and "Apocalypse" now for "Rogue on Rogue" as moderated by ARTISTdirect.com editor Rick Florino

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    The common ground that artists share is quite stunning.

    Machete and Avatar star Michelle Rodriguez and legendary Korn shredder James "Munky" Shaffer instantly clicked when the subject of Metallica and Black Sabbath came up.

    However, both of their musical leanings stretch much further back, and they were able to share a few laughs and some personal insights together when it came to how they discovered music and what their respective iPod's are blaring. Munky's "awakening," if you will, came with seeing Apocalypse Now at six-years-old and hearing The Doors' "The End," while Michelle's was due to her dad's interesting affinity for classical music. Then she found The Black Album, and it was over…however, that's only a sliver of the connection between these two unique and idiosyncratic artists …

    For our "Rogue on Rogue" series, Michelle Rodriguez and Munky of Korn sat down for an exclusive interview. They tread the same ground creatively and share many similar influences, and it's all captured in this video below.



    For more, read the whole interview here! Stay tuned for the next clip next week.

    —Rick Florino
    09.15.10


    Did you dig this interview? Will you be tuning in for clip 2? Who should we pair up next?



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