METALSUCKS' Exclusive Interview With That Dude Who Proposed To His Girlfriend On-Stage At A Fear Factory Concert

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MetalSucks' Axl Rosenberg was more than a little surprised to open his inbox on Wednesday afternoon only to find an e-mail from Charles Ray, perhaps better known in the metal world as "That dude who proposed to his girlfriend on-stage at a recent Fear Factory concert." Such a marriage proposal is unusual, to put it mildly, so Axl needed to know more. Luckily, Charles agreed to answer a few quick interview questions via e-mail. An excerpt follows:

Why did you wanna propose at a Fear Factory concert?

Well, why not? Fear Factory has been one of my favorite bands for as long as I can remember, and Dino's always been a huge influence on my guitar playing and tone. They've always been "that band" for me, you know, no matter who you listen to, you can always pop in Demanufacture or Obsolete and rock the fuck out. When Alexis and I started dating, she got more interested into the "heavier" stuff (and trust me, Fear Factory is a far cry from what she normally listens to) and she became a fan as well. Additionally, the timing happened to be perfect, so I took a shot in the dark and it all came together.

How did you manage to make that happen?

Rick, one of the VIPs from, contacted Dino [Cazares] for me and ran the idea past him. Dino seemed keen to the idea, and Burton [C. Bell] agreed that it would be cool. Then Dino and I started e-mailing back and forth. The day of the show, I went to the merch table and talked to Dino while my fiancée thought I was taking a leak. The whole thing snowballed from there. Dino's tech brought us backstage for their set, and the rest is history. All the guys in the band were super fucking cool to let me do that. I honestly can't thank all of them enough.

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