Max Cavalera Talks About His Crazy Drug Days



Soulfly and Killer Be Killed frontman Max Cavalera has been doing a lot of press as of late to promote the English release of his autobiography, “My Bloody Roots: From Sepultura to Soulfly and Beyond: The Autobiography.”

The book is now in stores and Cavalera recently told the Phoenix New Times some of the crazier tales told in the book, including that time he peed on a fan.

“My shit with drugs and alcohol. I abused the shit out of it. I don’t know how I survived it. I was taking, like, 25 Vicodin a day and drinking two bottles of wine on top of it. People need to know this shit. I’ve been clean, like, eight years now.

“Early days of Sepultura… me hopping around like a Tasmanian devil on stage and that was usually after, like, six shots of vodka and some painkillers, but I wasn’t fucked up. It was fuel for the show.

“I am human, you know, and vulnerable like anybody else. I fight demons like everybody else. It was hard to let things go. I like drinking. I like getting fucked up. I would never have puked on Eddie Vedder, but I did because I was fucked up. Same with Lemmy. I would never have thrown wine on his head, but I was fucked up. I would never have done it now — not in this state of mind — but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I wanted Sepultura to play ‘Orgasmatron,’ but Lemmy wouldn’t let us, so I got pissed off and the last night of [that] tour we all went on stage during Motörhead‘s last song naked with socks on our cocks and ruined their night. Lemmy got super-pissed and yelled at Gloria. He told her that we were never going to make it in rock ‘n’ roll and that we were unprofessional and all that shit. We’ve laughed about it since then, and I think we gained their respect, in a way.”

Then he talks about the piss incident:

“I don’t remember much of the Sepultura days. It is all hazy. There is a section in the book where I talk about when I met Dino [Cazares] from Fear Factory and he talks about us meeting in a bathroom in [Los Angeles]. We were taking a piss, and there was this glammed out kid between us, and I just started pissing on the kid. Dino talked about us laughing our asses off and I don’t remember any of that.”

So you and Dino are douches. Good to know.

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