Bob Schallau is a freelance rock music writer. His insightful interviews with rock luminaries STP’s Scott Weiland, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and more can be found on his blog. Bob was the rock music expert writer for About.com — with many articles now archived at ThoughtCo.com. Bob was born and raised in Los Angeles where he played bass guitar — working with members of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Failure and School of Fish. He moved to Austin, Texas in 1999 and was soon the touring bassist for the hard rock band Soak. Bob spends much of his free time landscaping his home — wrangling a massive collection of spiky, bloodthirsty succulent plants.