Interesting Cage the Elephant Facts and Pictures

Cage the Elephant are one of the most exciting and intriguing bands in rock music today. I’ve always said that if rock and roll needed saving, just call these guys-they’ll get the job done. Their wild sound mixed with singer Matt Shultz’s unhinged vocals make their music exciting and crazy. This week their  third album Melophobia comes out. In order to celebrate the release of this long awaited album (at least it was for me) here are some random facts and pictures about the band. And if you like what you see, be sure to pick up the new album.

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The band were originally called Perfect Confusion

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Matt on where the name Cage the Elephant came from:

It was actually a Cracker Jack box. You know those little like silver balls and you have to roll them around ’til they fall in all of those pockets and make a picture or whatever? It was one of those things and you had to cage the elephant and you had to make the cage with the balls, so that’s where the name came from. It’s kind of messed up that that was in a Cracker Jack box. Cage the elephant, put the animal behind bars!

tumblr_m7yn5fOVmg1r76zc7o1_500Matt says he underwent facial reconstruction surgery without anesthesia after breaking his nose playing basketball

tumblr_mp2f485Y3R1soyrmdo1_400The name of Cage the Elephant’s second album Thank You, Happy Birthday came from what artist Daniel Johnston said to them after a festival performance

Cage+the+Elephant+CageTheElephantTheir breakout single “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” was the theme song for Borderlands

tumblr_m5h8pf8bQi1qayvs7o1_400The band wrote a love letter to the Foo Fighters that ended up with them opening for the band on a few of their shows

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Their video for “In One Ear” was featured on the last season of Beavis and Butthead

tumblr_mtzv2gt5cy1r6ry9ao1_400Matt thinks tigers are the sexiest animals

tumblr_mtby4mhksB1rq11zdo1_400Matt described touring with Simple Plan as “watching Barney for teenagers”

Cage+the+Elephant+tumblr_lvqwurhSCs1r5husfo1_500The guys have stated several times that Chicago is one of their favorite places to perform

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