João Gordo (born João Francisco Benedan on 13 March 1964) is a Brazilian vocalist and TV host. He is the lead singer of the hardcore punk band Ratos de Porão,[1] also known simply as RxDxPx. He participated in many seminal punk events in Brazil.

João Gordo
João Gordo in 2007
João Gordo in 2007
Background information
Birth nameJoão Francisco Benedan
Born (1964-03-13) 13 March 1964 (age 60)
Angatuba, Brazil
GenresCrossover thrash, thrash metal, punk rock, hardcore punk, D-beat
Occupation(s)Singer, talk show host
Years active1980–present
LabelsBaratos Afins, Cogumelo, Gravadora Eldorado, Roadrunner, Century Media, Pecúlio Discos, Deckdisc

Besides several guest appearances in metal radio shows from São Paulo such as Backstage and Comando Metal (defunct, originally syndicated in São Paulo on 89.1 Rock FM). In the 1990s he became one of the most famous VJs of MTV Brasil, in their programs of games and talk shows. He also appeared on the studio version of "Reza" on Against (1998) and also contributed vocals to Nation (2001), and RDP's song "Crucificados Pelo Sistema" was covered by Sepultura way back when. He appeared on Sepultura's 2005 DVD Live in São Paulo, joining the band to perform "Reza" and "Biotech Is Godzilla". Later he worked at Rede Record in a comedy TV show called: "Legendários" (Portuguese for "Legendaries"). He now has a YouTube channel where he hosts a talk show and cooks vegan food, called Panelaço.


  1. ^ Neder, Alvaro. "Biography: Ratos de Porão". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 June 2010.