Paws, Pets & Metal is Metal Insider’s newest column on bands with pets, discovering who watches them on the road, and more. Get to know more about these metal furbabies. We caught up with All Else Fails’ Barrett Klesko reveals his cats were raised to listen to him play guitar and practice vocals at home. 


Tell us more about your pet(s) and their names?

I have 2 cats, named willow and scarlet



Have you ever taken your pet on tour?

No, (laughs), that would be terrible for all involved.


Who looks after your pet while on the road?

My wife generally looks after them.


What’s your pet’s favorite song or album?

They were both raised to listen to me play guitar and practice vocals at home, so probably not our music.



How did you introduce your pet to metal?



What animal charity means most to you?

The SAFE team in Edmonton is where I adopted Willow, they take rescues and find them homes through local pet stores.