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Municipal Waste Ate for Free on the Road

Justina Villanueva

What do metal bands Municipal Waste, Red Fang, Atreyu, Whitechapel, the Acacia Strain and Vanna all have in common? They’ve all been enlisted into Taco Bell’s Feed the Beat program — of which the fast food company gave a whole lot of Taco Bell dollars to 100 ‘up and coming’ rock bands. The company targeted the best time for bands to use the $500 gift certificate. It’s what they call the ‘fourthmeal’ — after dinner and before breakfast, right when bands are getting on the road for their next show.

“We spent all our Taco Bell money in like a week!” Municipal Waste frontman Tony Foresta told Noisecreep. He had a hard time holding back his giggles when trying to recollect where all the money went.

Meanwhile Red Fang still have some of their taco paper. “There’s too much awesome/cheap food here in Portland to waste time eating garbage. But out there in the middle of nowhere on tour, [Taco Bell] is king,” drummer John Sherman told Noisecreep.

“I blew like 20 bucks of it in one night in Minneapolis — I was so drunk. The next morning there was like this bag of tacos … I probably fell asleep on a bag of burritos,” Foresta said. Municipal Waste also hooked up fellow touring bands when they headlined a U.S. tour back in December.

“Taco Bell rules for sponsoring drunk idiots like myself!” Foresta exclaimed.

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