ROB CAGGIANO / VOLBEAT
The Bronx, New York
Eddie Van Halen and Angus Young
On February 4, 2013, Caggiano officially joined Danish band Volbeat as lead guitarist. Originally called on as the record producer for Volbeat's album Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies, Rob Caggiano was asked to join as a full-time member two weeks into the recording process due to the chemistry between him and the band.
On His Relationship with Jackson & His Gear :
“Jackson guitars played a huge role for me in my formative years as a guitar player. Besides the fact that some of my favorite players growing up were also Jackson players—Randy Rhoads, Marty Friedman, Scott Ian to name a few, I fell in love with a quirky little guitar myself called the Jackson Outcaster in the mid 1990s. It quickly became my main guitar for a few years.
“You can hear my Jackson signature guitar all over the new Volbeat album Rewind, Replay, Rebound. I can’t wait for everyone out there to hear this thing scream.”
Did You Know?
Over the years, Caggiano has also garnered five Grammy nominations as a record producer/guitarist and has worked with a very wide range of artists including Cradle of Filt, Anthrax, The Damned Things, H20, Jesse Malin and Bruce Springsteen.
Caggiano started his first band, Wild Heart, when he was 14 years old.
Aside from the guitar, Caggiano plays the drums and keys. He actually started out on the drums as a kid before learning to play guitar.