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Interview – Joe Tomino of Matisyahu
Joe Tomino is the phenomenal drummer for the Dub Trio and for Matisyahu. He has also played or recorded with many other bands including GriZ, Peeping Tom, The Fugees, Lady Gaga, Wyclef Jean, Leela James, and the Ying Yang Twins. Recently, during a stop in Sacramento with Matisyahu, he spoke to SF Sonic about a variety of things including music, yoga, eating vegan on the road and his first visit to a mosh pit. SF Sonic: Let's start with music influences. One of the things I noticed at the Dry Diggings Festival in Placerville was that you were wearing a Death t-shirt. Joe Tomino: Death was the first metal show I ever went to. I think I was fifteen and it was actually the first time I ever moshed as well and I got the shit kicked out of me. As a fifteen year old, you know, with raging hormones, it was quite invigorating for me. I vividly remember that show and that experience. You know I wasn't really into metal at that point but I remember looking into Death and checking out the liner