Bob Kastella, aka "Moshin' Bob" and "The Godfather of Tucson Metal," has been on the local metal and hard-rock scene for 35 years. Kastella currently works as a security guard. His many local bands have included Nitro, Rampage, Sacred Wrath, Treachery, Nuiclayic Fear, Decimate, H.O.I. (Habits of Intensity), Leather Reign, P.A.L. (Puppet Assassination League), 1320, Toxic Reign, Doomsday Disciple and Butcher. In 2010, after a three-year hiatus, Moshin' Bob returned to assault Tucson's ears as the lead vocalist of thrash-metal band Brethren, and Gods of Wrath, a tribute band honoring David Wayne-era Metal Church.
What was the first concert you ever saw?
Grand Funk Railroad, in 1976.
What are you listening to these days?
Metal Church, getting ready for the metal tribute of all tributes.
What was the first album you owned?
Believe it or not, a Country's Greatest Hits compilation album.
What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love, but you just don't get?
Hard-core gangster rap. There is all this violence in the world, and they just keep rapping about it. But to each his own, right?
What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
Aerosmith, with Steven Tyler, rocking like they used to.
Musically speaking, what is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Britney Spears. I have always thought she was awesome and hot.
What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
Aerosmith, "Back in the Saddle."
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
Aerosmith and Steven Tyler, my all-time-favorite band and my favorite vocalist and idol. Lots of air singing and scarves 'round the early mike stands.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Any early Aerosmith, UFO and, of course Metal Church.