Bob Kakaha

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Bob Kakaha
Kakaha performing with Hellyeah in 2013
Kakaha performing with Hellyeah in 2013
Background information
Birth nameRobert Kakaha
Also known as"Bob Zilla"
Born (1970-03-05) March 5, 1970 (age 51)
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • songwriter
InstrumentsBass
Years active1998–present
LabelsEpic
Associated acts

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

Life and career[edit]

Kakaha was raised in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.[citation needed] He met Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott through tattooing. He also played with the rap rock band Hellafied Funk Crew, with Shadow Reichenstein, and Vanilla Ice.

Damageplan[edit]

In 2003, the Abbott Brothers formed 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 Nathan Gale in Damageplan's tour at Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. Damageplan was split up after the death of Dimebag Darrell.

Hellyeah[edit]

Three years later, Kakaha joined Hellyeah after original 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, a rock band from Dallas, Texas.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Kakaha is a resident of Dallas, Texas, where he tattoos at Iron Ink Tattoo in Irving, Texas.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Damageplan[edit]

Hellyeah[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "HUSH MONEY". Facebook. Retrieved August 1, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "It's Official: Former Damageplan Bassist Joins Hellyeah". Blabbermouth.net. May 15, 2007. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved July 8, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "HELLYEAH Parts Ways With Guitarist, Bassist; Announces 'Blood For Blood' Album Details". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved February 13, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "HUSH MONEY". Facebook. Retrieved August 1, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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