Published December 2019
Derrick Green has recently moved to Los Angeles. However, the heavy metal band Sepultura’s frontman lived in São Paulo for almost two decades. That’s why, even though Derrick was born in Cleveland, he knows well the two metropolises, where he has entertained millions of fans with his powerful voice and taken inspiration from other music genres. His tour includes vegan restaurants and great places to take pictures, which reveals different sides of his rockstar personality.
"When I’m in Los Angeles, I like to go to concerts at Regent Theatre," Derrick recommends as a place to listen to good old rock ’n’ roll. In the center of this California city, he suggests the bar The Slipper Clutch as a great place to wrap up your night. In São Paulo, he usually attends events at the concert venues Carioca Club and Audio Club. The musician considers these eclectic places a good option to discover “new artists” that have been invading the Brazilian metal music scene."
The Regent Theater: 448, Main Street, Los Angeles
The Slipper Clutch: 351, S Broadway, Los Angeles
Carioca Club: Rua Cardeal Arcoverde, 2.899, São Paulo
Audio Club: Avenida Francisco Matarazzo, 694, São Paulo
The singer started listening to rap music at a very young age. To this day, he’s a regular at places like the nightclub Apt 503 Lounge and the record store Amoeba Records, both in Los Angeles, to stay up-to-date with this music genre. In addition to rap, one of the pillars of the hip-hop movement is graffiti art. It’s no coincidence that Derrick expresses his passion for amateur photography at Beco do Batman, an alley in São Paulo that has become an open-air museum for street art. "But the best shots are the result of a clear appearance: just develop it and any place will be a good place to photograph," he concludes.
Apt 503 Lounge: 3.680, Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Beco do Batman: Rua Medeiros de Albuquerque, 82, São Paulo
Amoeba Records: 6.400, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
The 48-year-old musician stopped eating meat over 30 years ago, but he went vegan only four years ago. "This decision changed my life for the better," he says. In search of menus that took into account this lifestyle, in São Paulo he used to go to such restaurants as Teva and Plantmade. Meanwhile, in his new home, Los Angeles, establishments like Little Pine and Pura Vita are proof that "you don’t need to eat meat to have a healthy life," according to him.
For Derrick, a true citizen of São Paulo and Los Angeles, there are places that capture well the lifestyle in these two cities. In the biggest metropolis in Brazil, the restaurant Cão Véio represents, for him, the city’s plurality with its ample menu of national and international beers; meanwhile, the bar Willie Willie offers plenty of possibilities ‒ you can listen to rock and practice archery at the same time. In Los Angeles, El Carmen portrays well the “colorful atmosphere” in this California city, while Jones is a restaurant that looks like a location of old Hollywood movies.