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Anthrax Announces Jon Dette As Fill-In Drummer

Jon Dette will fill in for drummer Charlie Benante on the first few weeks of Anthrax’s 29-city European tour that kicked off May 27th, in Barcelona, Spain and runs until July 12th in Balingen, Germany.

Benante, who had surgery on his hand last summer and has been going for regular physical therapy up until just recently, thought he’d be back to 100% for the Carolina Rebellion and Beale Street Music Festival shows that Anthrax also did earlier this month.

“Playing those shows, I realized I'm just not quite there yet,” Charlie said, “especially for the schedule Anthrax has on these European dates. I’m hoping to join the tour for the last couple of weeks, but until then, we all appreciate that Jon can sit in for me.”

Benante plans to be drumming on Anthrax's handful of North American dates later this summer that include Heavy MTL in Montreal and the Motorhead Motorboat Cruise set for late September.

Following these dates, Anthrax will enter the studio to write and record the follow-up to 2011’s Grammy-nominated "Worship Music."

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1. Drum_Junkie writes:

Jon just finished up touring with Iced Earth and did an outstanding job. Caught Jon with IE in OKC May 16th. Great show!

Jon is an unsung hero yet is the goto guy for quite a few big name bands.

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