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Heavy-metal legend Max Cavalera is the frontman of Soulfly. A well-rounded and spirited individual, Cavalera takes his musical curiosity around the world. Soulfly recently released their first DVD, The Song Remains Insane, and will invade The Rock, located at 136 N. Park Ave., Wednesday, March 16.

What was the first concert you ever saw?

I saw Queen play in Brazil in '81; it had the biggest impact on me.

What CDs are in your changer right now?

Mostly metal, some world and reggae music. Lately ... I've been curious about Johnny Cash, who I don't know much about, and the Ramones. It's funny, because there's a poster of Johnny Cash on the tour bus.

How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?

All together, about 4,000, which are mostly CDs.

Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?

I don't. ... I continue to support bands I like and buy their CDs. I want bands to stay together.

What was the first album you owned?

Kiss, Alive II. My dad was real into music, and had like 1,000 vinyls. There was lots of Italian music, but I found Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin in his collection.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

Anything except Hootie and the Blowfish! I'll come back from the dead for that shit.

Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?

Supertramp; I like the live CD Paris. Billy Idol, I think he's real good pop-punk. ... The B-52's, who are real big in Brazil--I was really into what was called the New Wave, with all the big hair.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

I was inspired little by little. For guitar riffs, it was Zeppelin and Sabbath for heavy. With lyrics, it was Bob Marley. ... It was a combination of everything for me.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy. I liked the whole vibe of the album between the artwork and it being so mystic.

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