Cobra Kai’s Tanner Buchanan used to play guitar in a death-metal band named Acidosis

Tanner Buchanan attends the Cobra Kai Premiere at The Paley Center for Media on April 22, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.
(Image credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Television/YouTube Originals)

On Cobra Kai, the character of sensei Johnny Lawrence may be a true-blue, forever-loyal Ratt and Poison fan, but Tanner Buchanan, the actor who plays Lawrence’s son Robby Keene, is apparently more of an extreme-metal maniac at heart.

In a new interview with At Large, the 22-year-old Ohio native reveals his love for Gojira and Pantera, as well as the fact that he once played electric guitar in a death metal band named Acidosis.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.