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 Hexicon drummer Andrew Cox talking about his two rescue mutts.
Tell us more about your pet(s) and their names?
I have two small-ish rescue mutts: Charles Barkley (we call him Charlie mostly) an Italian Greyhound mix and Jackson, a border collie / papillon mix (I think).
Have you ever taken your pet on tour?
Who looks after your pet while on the road?
My wife. We also occasionally dog-sit for other musicians. Jackson used to live with Mike Gallagher from Isis, and we dog-sat for multiple members of that band.
What’s your pet’s favorite song or album?
Probably something droney by Boris like “Feedbacker Pt. 1.” It blocks out the noises outside so they don’t bark at anything.
How did you introduce your pet to metal?
I don’t remember there being a specific moment. I also don’t recall either dog being bothered by any music I’ve played. They get more worked up over field recordings that have bird and animal sounds.
What animal charity means most to you?
Pasadena Humane Society. That’s where we adopted Charlie. They serve a lot of surrounding cities besides Pasadena and seem to take good care of all the animals.