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Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez Talks Black Sabbath, First Concert Gig

The musician reveals the life-changing moments that inspired his career, as well as the high school gig that ended with the cops showing up

Continuing Fuse's celebration of National Hispanic History Month, our next featured Future Hispanic History star is none other than Claudio Sanchez, lead guitarist of progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria. In an all-new Famous Advice, the Puerto Rican-Italian musician revealed what inspired him to become the badass that he is.

"One of my first shows happened to be Black Sabbath...and that was my first show. I never understood the live component to music, and that was my first experience," says Sanchez. "Then when I saw Pink Floyd in '94, that was like the grand slam...It's just really being inspired by being in these moments."

The 38-year-old also recalled one of his first gigs as a guitarist in high school. Competing in Battle of the Bands, Sanchez and his crew drew such an overwhelmingly positive reaction that the cops were called. The crowd had to be chaperoned, and the band was oddly accused of insinuating a riot.

Watch the full My First Gig interview below, and check out even more Future Hispanic History coverage here!

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