Bob Kakaha

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Bob Kakaha
Hush Money 2015.jpg
Kakaha performing with American rock band Hush Money from Dallas, Texas
Background information
Birth nameRobert Kakaha
Also known asBob Zilla
Born (1970-03-05) March 5, 1970 (age 49)
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
  • Songwriter
  • musician
  • Tattoo Artist
Years active1998–present
Associated acts

Robert Kakaha (born March 5, 1970) (also known as Bob Zilla) is the bassist for the American rock band Hush Money,[1] best known as the former bassist for heavy metal band Damageplan and heavy metal supergroup Hellyeah.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Robert Kakaha, born on March 5, 1970, met Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott through tattooing.

He was raised in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. He now is a resident of Dallas, Texas where he tattoos at Iron Ink Tattoo in Irving, Texas. He played with the rap rock band Hellafied Funk Crew and the band Shadow Reichenstein, and Vanilla Ice.


In 2003, The Abbott Brothers formed the heavy metal band Damageplan, after Pantera's breakup. Kakaha played bass, and former Halford guitarist Patrick Lachman on vocals. Damageplan recorded one album, New Found Power, which was released in February 2004. On December 8, 2004, Dimebag Darrell was shot onstage by former US marine named Nathan Gale in Damageplan's tour at Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. Damageplan was split up after the death of Dimebag Darrell.


Three years later, Kakaha joined Hellyeah after original Hellyeah bassist Jerry Montano was dismissed from the band for violent behavior. Kakaha was brought in to play bass guitar on tour for all of 2007.

On February 13, 2014, it was announced that Kakaha had parted ways with the band.[3]

Hush Money[edit]

In January 2015,[4] Kakaha joined Hush Money, an American rock band from Dallas, Texas.[1]





  1. ^ a b "HUSH MONEY". Facebook. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "It's Official: Former Damageplan Bassist Joins Hellyeah". May 15, 2007. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved July 8, 2011.
  3. ^ "HELLYEAH Parts Ways With Guitarist, Bassist; Announces 'Blood For Blood' Album Details". Retrieved February 13, 2014.
  4. ^ "HUSH MONEY". Facebook. Retrieved August 1, 2015.

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