Dislike of Rush Led To Coheed & Cambria?
But Claudio Sanchez would like to clear up the misconception that Coheed & Cambria are big Rush fans. Moreover, if it hadn't been for his initial dislike of the band, Sanchez may never have picked up a guitar. Confused?
In a tale told to Radio.com, Sanchez explains when he began playing music, his first choice was the drums. Despite the fact that he didn't even own a drum set, he teamed with his best friend and went on the hunt for a guitar player.
The guitarist they found who considered joining had one stipulation; "We have to play Rush covers." Smiling, Sanchez admits he had no idea who Rush was at the time but acquiesced and said, "Sure, why not " But later that night, the would-be guitarist decided not to join the band, telling Sanchez through a friend, "You guys are just a bunch of dreamers. Nothing's ever gonna happen for you."
Wanting nothing more than to make him eat his words, Sanchez decided to learn to play the guitar. "And that's why I had no interest in Rush," recalls Sanchez. "It's so funny that it became the one band that everyone compares us to." How does he feel about Rush now?
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