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Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To Anthrax

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Metal musicians congratulate Anthrax on their 20th anniversary:

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine: "Anthrax is a band that I have always respected, that has always mattered and was very important to the American metal scene. As part of the 'big four' they were responsible for an enormous amount of the credit for helping establish American metal bands as serious contenders in the world of metal."

Metallica's Kirk Hammett: "Anthrax's music matters. In the pantheon of modern metal, ANTHRAX are certainly a cornerstone, and if one listens, one can hear their influence on any number of up and coming bands of the new generation."

Deftones' Abe Cunningham: "Anthrax plays a huge role in Stef and me meeting and starting to jam together; we met through a mutual friend who gave me my first copy of 'Among the Living'. Deftones started in 1988, but before that it was just the two of us in his mom's hot ass garage with the dryer on and the washing machine overflowing trying to make it through 'Indians' and 'Caught In A Mosh'. I would like to thank you guys for the inspiration, your precision, your tones, your dedication and for having the nut sacks to try shit that no one would. Happy 20th Anniversary!!! All the best."

Judas Priest's Rob Halford: "Everyone in Judas Priest congratulates our good friends from Anthrax for passing their 20th-year metal milestone. We have always been fans of the band and had the pleasure to do many shows together. Anthrax are true pioneers with their unique style, sound and heavy brand of metal. They have always and will continue to inspire and influence those around them within the metal world."

Slipknot's Corey Taylor: "Anthrax is to me one of the most influential bands of my generation, albeit one of the most under rated with no real reason to be. They are concise, they are fast, they're just all around fuckin' badass. Whether they had Belladonna or John Bush, they remain one of the best bands out there, bar none."

Damageplan's Vinnie Paul: "Anthrax is one of the most kick-ass American metal bands of all time. They have out lasted every trend to come along in the last 20 years and are still relevant today … my hat's off to them … definitely one of Dime's and my favorite bands of all time."

Lamb of God's Chris Adler and Mark Morton: "Anthrax has always embodied the culmination of the early NYC crossover trend and the evolution of an entirely different heavy metal sound. This is the band that developed a sound that truly brought the fans of hardcore and metal together — influencing anyone and everyone with a distortion pedal and/or two kick drums that came after them. Never afraid to bend the boundaries and pave their own way, Anthrax has brought about and unleashed an undeniable contagious disease of heavy fucking metal. Anthrax are true pioneers of thrash metal. They've always had the unique ability to reach blazing speeds without losing any mass or power in the song … and they always stayed focused on the SONG, a rarity in the genre. Their mastery of the elements of fast and heavy has been a lesson to us all. Scott Ian's right arm is simply ridiculous … he hits so hard and stays so steady, it's literally funny to watch someone that good … and the riffs are straight up classics. Throughout the '90s, their resilience and dedication helped keep metal alive when it had all but died. Cheers to Anthrax for 20 years of thrash. Thanks dudes.”

Killswitch Engage's Howard Jones: "To me, Anthrax is the epitome of what was and is metal. Whether it is 20 years ago or 20 days ago, they still do what they do better than most bands could ever dream of doing. It's great to see they are still going strong."

Superjoint Ritual's Phil Anselmo: "In a time when bands seem to stay together for an extremely limited time period, Anthrax stays together and does what they do in their own way and in their own time. Big ups' to these guys always."

Rob Zombie: "For twenty years Anthrax has steamrolled over every obstacle that has gotten in their path. Nothing can stop them. Anthrax is an unyielding metal machine."

Shadows Fall's Jason Bittner: "The first time I saw Anthrax live was in May of 1987 on the 'Among the Living' tour. It was the most intense thrash show I had been to at that point in my life (and I just saw Megadeth/Overkill the night prior)! The band, the energy, the songs, THE JAMS (some of you may be too young to know about that period!). Anthrax made me want to mosh, Scott Ian made me want to play rhythm guitar and Charlie Benante was instantly one of my drumming heroes. In the years that have passed, those same feelings still apply, except for now not only is Charlie still one of my heroes, he's one of my friends!"

Foo Fighter's Dave Grohl: "Anthrax? The cover of 'Fistful of Metal' says it all. I bought that fucker when it came out in '84, without hearing even so much as a note. They haven't disappointed me since. Unmistakable riffs, mindfuck drumming and classic songs — they've opened too many doors to mention. Badasses. They are better than your band."

Public Enemy's Chuck D: "The world of music to me is about pioneers and groundbreakers, doing bold and daring things in the face of critics and nay-sayers, while only to have everybody snatch credit when that innovation is overstood as the fabric of the terrain. There is no question in my mind regarding MY friends Anthrax in this regard, and dragging me along in the process of making history. Pushing the envelope, yup, plus the fact that they set a high bar on killer shows and max-throttled songs has not only entertained me but inspired me as well…"

Motorhead's Lemmy: "Who would have thought, all those years ago, that the boys would do so well?"

Audioslave's Tom Morello: "The Anthrax collaboration with Public Enemy was one of the critical turning points in breaking down barriers of race and genre in heavy music."

Mudvayne's Chad Gray and Matt McDonough: "Anthrax is a cultural institution in the world of heavy metal music.”

Red Hot Chilli Peppers' Flea: "Anthrax shreds. Anthrax rocks. Their Joe Jackson cover made my kidneys flip upside down."

Sum 41's Dave Baksh: "The reason I started playing guitar was 'Caught in a Mosh'."

Kiss' Gene Simmons: "Anthrax is cool — They've always been cool and 'Anti-Social'."

Bloodsimple's Kyle Sanders: "Our first Anthrax show consisted of human flesh, metal chairs and blood ... the most vicious whirlpool of a circle pit we have ever witnessed! ANTHRAX was one of the few who fueled our fire to fuckin' rip it up ... Frankie and Charlie bottom line layin' it down!"

Source: Blabbermouth.net

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1. Scott writes:

wow, first one to comment, setting the trend! Well, i have never heard anthrax, but Scott Ian has one f***ing cool assed beard man, that thing rules. I have respect for all the bands supporting anthrax, but the guys like Megadeth, Metallica, and Kiss, own these guys, don't have a clue why they would be playing a tribute to them. MAGGOT ARMY

# Mar 25, 2005 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. a writes:

anthrax is one of my favorite bands of all times, even though i only started to listen to them like 2 months ago.

# Mar 26, 2005 @ 9:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BLACKDOG writes:

Has it really been that long.Outstanding if you love metal you gotta love ANTHRAX.Those early day's back in the 80's I was more into the MOTLEY CRUE,DOKKEN,WHITESNAKE etc.but like METTALICA,MEGADEATH and SLAYER.They eventually grabbed everybody by the neck and forced you to take notice.Here's to another 20.

# Mar 26, 2005 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. FlavorFlav writes:

Flavor Flav!!! Yeah yeah yeah geedah, yeah yeah yeaaaahhhh boyeeee!!!!

# Mar 26, 2005 @ 8:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BLACKDOG writes:

RAP/METAL owes a huge debt to ANTHRAX !!! They weren't the first to do it but they are the people best known for it early on.

# Mar 26, 2005 @ 9:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ME writes:

Comment 1 is the dumbest thing i have ever read. The line that reads "but the guys like Megadeth, Metallica, and Kiss, own these guys, don't have a clue why they would be playing a tribute to them." is just plain retarded. Then to end his rant, he says MAGGOT ARMY? LMFAO... go play with your other Slipknot buddies and let us REAL Metalheads listen to REAL music.

# Mar 27, 2005 @ 3:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. me writes:

Excellent news that the guys are back together again ( whats happenin with john bush) Cant wait to see them when they play europe. SPREAD SOME DISEASE GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

# Mar 27, 2005 @ 6:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Disasterpiece writes:

I went to Slipknot's concert this past weekend and was f**cking incredible. It was ten times better than the Jagermeister Tour. Lamb of God kicked a$$ also. It was my first time seeing them and it won't be the last. They definitly didn't dissapoint anybody. My girlfriend was getting killed in the pit so unfortnately I didn't get to mosh because I was taking care of her. But, overall without the moshing it was probably the best concert Ive ever been to. The stage setup was incredible I will never forget it. I can't wait to see the next upcoming DVD !!!!! SLIPKNOT RULES!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 28, 2005 @ 11:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BLACKDOG writes:

I realize Corey comented on ANTHRAX but he's one of the people paying tribute so why are people discussing SLIPKNOT ON THIS FEED. WHATEVERMAN !!!

# Mar 28, 2005 @ 4:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Scott writes:

Me, you're a d***. you probably listen to hair metal like poison and cinderella while jerking off to some motley crue video, the maggot army will rule one day, and we will destroy all poser metal heads, so f*** you man.

# Mar 28, 2005 @ 5:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Scott writes:

oh way, MAGGOT ARMY!!

# Mar 28, 2005 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Scott writes:

sorry about that, i meant oh by the way, MAGGOT ARMY!!! was in a rush.

# Mar 28, 2005 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Metal_Militia writes:

Slipknot can suck my testicles, as with all of those nu-metal bands. Try listening to some real metal bands like Slayer and Motorhead you fag-face blowhards.

# Mar 28, 2005 @ 6:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. justice361 writes:

I'm with ME and Metal_Militia Slipknot sucks a$$. Listen to Venom Or Motorhead , Vovoid, Anthrax(cant leave them out) Tallica(kicks a$$ live), Slayer(also kicks a$$ live) Danzig(also kick a$$ live) Dimmu Borgir Celtic Frost, MISFITS, f*** anything but nu metal and slipknot. Maggots can go suck a big one

# Mar 28, 2005 @ 7:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. jamie writes:

ANTHRAX are the kings of metal and always will be, they got me into music, and will be and are my favorite band for life!!

# Mar 28, 2005 @ 9:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. BLACKDOG writes:

justice361 2 Question's Obviously you herd the probot disc.1#Have you heard anything about a second.That's my sh** It was GGGGGGRRRRRREEEEEEAAAAAATTTTTT!!!!!! ... #2 Thiers a feed here somewheir that say's DANZIG's not touring ever againe did you see it.

# Mar 28, 2005 @ 10:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. BLACKDOG writes:

Oh YEAH!!! ANTHRAX RULES !!! That's coming from a SLIPKNOT fan.

# Mar 28, 2005 @ 10:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. ROXDOG writes:

i WOULD WEAR A MASK ON STAGE IF I SUCKED TOO! OR BETTER YET I WOULD LEAVE THE STAGE FREE FOR SOMEONE WITH TALENT TO USE . METAL -MILITIA THEY WILL BE RITE OVER THEY ARE FINISHING UP ON MY TESTIES AS I SPEAK. AT LEAST THEY ARE GOOD AT SOMETHING! FOR THE REST OF YOU MAKE A TIME MACHINE DROP SOME ACID AND GO SEE THE STATE OF EUPHORIA TOUR AND YOU'LL KNOW ANTHRAX MEANS WHAT THEY SAY...AND THEY PROBALY SAY SLIPNOT SUCKS BALLS..

# Apr 1, 2005 @ 5:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. ROXDOG writes:

AND THAT DEFINATELY WAS NOT AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE THOSE fa**otS DONT NEED APRIL TO DO WHAT THEY DO bACK TO ANTHRAX DID ANYONE SEE THE GOP(REPUBLICAN)CONVENTION?dID YOU NOTICE THE GUY ON THE COVER OF AMONG THE LIVING GIVING HIS SPEECH. ZELL MILLER " WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO THROW SPITTBALLS AT EM'" HE SCARED ME . i THINK HE'S FROM A S.KING BOOK OR SOMETHING!

# Apr 1, 2005 @ 5:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. voodoo_child writes:

I'm just glad that people from a broad musical spectrum are paying tribute to the kings of thrash

# Apr 1, 2005 @ 4:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. ken writes:

anthrax is not one of my favorite bands but congrats scott ian and all the others

# Apr 1, 2005 @ 11:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. kornhead writes:

ok if slipknot covers one of their songs its ruin why cause slipknot sucks

# Apr 2, 2005 @ 5:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Nuclear6assault writes:

hmmm hail thrash metal? yeaps.. for example the lights of, kreator, nuclear assault, overkill, annihilator, slayer, metallica, sodom, testament , exodus.. congratz for anthrax .. their earlier days were just mind blowing.. but my fave band of all time is DEATH! ... does any1 come close 2 the might chuck schuldiner ?.. the answer is no.. oh yea and slipknot are jst a joke lol

# Apr 3, 2005 @ 11:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. brokenwings13 writes:

Zell Miller is not scary. He used to be a hardcore liberal, now he was so far on the left, he fell into the right.

# Apr 3, 2005 @ 2:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. tim writes:

iam back f***ers

# Apr 4, 2005 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. tim writes:

scott f*** you

# Apr 4, 2005 @ 12:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. weiner writes:

Nuclear6assult you need to shut the f*** up befor you are killed


my drummer will find you and cut your head off then use it as a mask.
and im not kidding

# Apr 6, 2005 @ 9:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. crittic hater writes:

all of you fu*kers should shut up and die

burn in hell slipknot haters i hate you fu*kers

# Apr 6, 2005 @ 9:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Leper-Messiah71 writes:

Face it critic hater Slipknot sucks, the only reason they wear mask is cause if they didnt everyone would know what they look like and kick their ass...if want to listen to some real music try Metallica, Motorhead,Iron Maiden,Megadeth, Slayer and the list goes on so go blow your Slipknot buddys

# Apr 11, 2005 @ 10:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. ... writes:

Now now children... Calm down and take your teenage angst and depressing immitation metal and shove it.

# Apr 15, 2005 @ 12:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. --Beakerbutcher-- writes:

Slipknot...haha that band really f***ing sucks ! They are the biggest posers on earth..
Slipknot is the POWER of false metal !
But let them go and let them playing that stupid music because the real metalheads can laught them out !!
And btw : MAGGOT ARMY ? what the f*** .. that dont recist ! only KISS ARMY ..f*** the others !

# Apr 21, 2005 @ 9:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. pinioned writes:

All of Anthrax's riffs and rythms are very close sound-wise to Metallicas stuff up to the black album period. Metallica finally moved into the new era and adapted, while anthraz stayed true to speed and thrash and carried that flag through the 90's. Metallica is obviously more talented in basically every aspect and of course a lot less boring... but keep in mind a tribute has nothing to do with the level of creativity of musicianship, it relies solely on the band member's respect for that band. If anyone even read the article before expressing your worthless f***ing sh** opinions.. Dave mustaine stated that he has always respected antrhax and to put it in simple terms... there are no other requirements to do a tribute.
Slipknot is the worst f***ing band I have heard in my life. You people think you find something to relate to in your music. We all most certainly have dreams about waking up in a bathtub with slit wrists. What in the f***ing hell is wrong with you people. Jim root needs to find another hobby because obviously he hasnt figured out how to play the guitar yet. and mick thompson supposedly works at a guitar shop and gives lessons. Perhaps he should learn something besides scales and 3 or 4 power chords. Joey is a fast drummer. but if you were that high all the time you could play like that too. especially if you were backed by 2 extra percussionists? Slipcock and ICP along with their fa**ots and clown-f***ers should wage a p***y war against each other and the ones not killed by each others sh**ty music should be buried alive for harboring it. People that make millions off of wearing masks and whining about how life sucks and they want to die. JUMP OFF A f***ING BRIDGE.

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