Nicolas Cage's Son, Weston, Wants To Take Dad To An AMON AMARTH Gig
I love the idea of Nicolas Cage and his son, Weston Cage, going to metal shows together. Weston, a true metalhead, who has a band of his own, has previously said he got his dad into bands like Darkthrone and Satyricon. Another band he hopes to get his papa into? Amon Amarth!
When asked in a recent interview with Journey Of A Frontman about bonding with has dad over music, he said this:
"The last concert we went to was Mötley Crüe in Vegas where Tommy Lee almost started a fight with me. (laughs) We went to see Lacuna Coil with Rob Zombie, they played together. That was great. I want to show him Amon Amarth, that's one band that I really want him to get into because we both have a love for Viking mythology and anything Norse. My dad has always liked Nine Inch Nails, that was always on in the house. He listens to a lot of Rob Zombie. He was also playing a lot of classical music such as Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, and Chopin. All these outstanding composers were playing throughout the house. I think that's maybe what molded me the most and brought me to wanting to compose. When I was eighteen, I binged on nonstop symphonic classical music. I did not stop listening to counterpoint and things that I wanted to branch into a little more and Beethoven helped with that."
I just love the thought of "Thunder Kiss '65" or "Dragula" blasting at the Cage household. Can you imagine what a Christmas party at the Cage household is like. If it's anything like Weston's 18th birthday party in Norway, where he invited members of Mayhem and Dimmu Borgir, it is sure to be a rager.
Our collegues at Lambgoat tweeted to Brian Slagel, the CEO of Amon Amarth's label, Metal Blade, to make this happen and he is all for it:
@lambgoat I'm down!
— Brian Slagel (@brianslagel) November 20, 2014
Let's get Nic Cage in an Amon Amarth pit! Also, if you haven't, check out our interview with Weston from earlier this year. He comes off like a totally down to earth dude: