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Anthrax Drummer Responds To Internet Criticism, Video Available

Charlie Benante, drummer of ANTHRAX, is interviewed in the latest edition of the "Metal Injection" videocast. When asked about all the Internet backlash about the reunion tour of the band's classic lineup (with vocalist Joey Belladonna and guitarist Danny Spitz), Charlie said, "There is always going to be people that love it and some that hate it. I read some of these things 'cause people send me links, and I see these things and a lot of people are misinformed. They feel like we dissed John Bush, which is not true. John was asked to be a part of this, he chose not to be part of this. Of course, I could see how the fans would think John got fucked over on this whole thing, but that's the last thing I would want to do. I love John Bush. It was our 20th anniversary, we wanted to do something special, and that was it."

The entire interview can be viewed at MetalInjection.net. The episode also features two rare ANTHRAX videos for "Who Cares Wins" and "Medusa (Live)" as well as videos from CANNIBAL CORPSE, MISERY SIGNALS, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, SWORN ENEMY and AGENTS OF MAN.

"Metal Injection" is a DIY metal show based out of Brooklyn, New York. It has been the leading source for metal videos, interviews and live footage on the Internet since 2004.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Thrash Banger writes:

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!
NEW ALBUM!!!! NEW ALBUM!!!!!!NEW ALBUM!!!!!

# Apr 12, 2006 @ 8:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BLACKDOG writes:

ANTHRAX !!!! Is awesome no matter what line up.I preferd the newer stuff with John but you can't sell joey short.If not for him thier probably would have been no ANTHRAX because they would have been something else if anything at all.Kind of like Van Halen Yeah they were more succesful with Sammy but if it weren't for Dave (the more popular lead singer)would Sammy really have had a band that would have made him the big name that he eventually became as a result of joining Van Halen?I doubt it.On another note Deathbringer Vh1 is doing a special featureing Jewish Metal star's I forgot what it's called but Scott Ian And Evan Sienfeld will be featured.Could you give us a head's up on that please ?

# Apr 12, 2006 @ 8:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BodomFan writes:

f*** yeah Anthrax kicks ass. Personally i think John Bush was better than Joey, but joey was there from the beginning so ya gotta give the guy props

# Apr 13, 2006 @ 12:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. slayerdisciple writes:

i disagree i think joeys better but thats me however john was a good vocalist

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5. ding dong ding writes:

http://www.audiostreet.net/moonshiva

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# Apr 13, 2006 @ 2:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. dody_tris@yahoo.com writes:

i love Anthrax since i was in junior high school.i'm 32 now & Anthrax still GRREAAAT!!! John bush..Belladona.. I LOVE THEM BOTH! Come to Indonesia PLEASEE...

# Apr 14, 2006 @ 10:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. VO writes:

The following comments will be drenched in respect and honesty......First and foremost, Anthrax Have never been great. Good yes, great no fookin way! Lets start with the band itself...Most of there material from the start derived mostly from there band name, but not many GREAT songs came out of this formula. Most people with a couple of ears would agree Charlie and Scott have always kept the band going, Charlies nephew Frank. In took indians to make most of us take a second look and that was two decades ago. Many of you (bands included) want to rewarded for a long resume of good sometimes ok material, but the true greats stay in our minds and in our hearts whether they are still playin or not. I love to speak my mind on this subject because Great material is what truely seperates most of the bands we all love. Kill em all was GREAT! At the same time Metallica have managed to fail some of its fanbase, but the terrible sound on st anger, or the laid back moody load and reload albums still can't remove them from greatness. We still got Justice, Master, and the Black album to name a few! Plus, along with great recordings come outstanding shows and performances, of which many could never compare. Come on metallica played every us state in 88 -89!! Ok I'll stop strokin Tallica!! You get me! So back to thrax. Another HUGE WEAKNESS THAT ANTHRAX NEVER REALLY ADDRESSED WAS DANY SPITZ! i MEAN HE HAS OK CHOPS FOR METAL PLAYER, BUT YOU CAN NEVER HEAR THE GUY! wHO IN THE HELL IN MIXING THIS GUY IN? TURN HIM UP..BUT HE AINT NO ZAKK WYLDE! HELL HE AINT EVEN DAVE MUSTAINE. THRAX, HAVE GIVEN US ABOUT ONE ALBUM FULL OF GOODYS THATS IT. EVEN JONH BUSH COULDN'T CHANGE THE FACT MUSICALLY THEY NEEDED MORE THAN HE COULD BRING TO THE TABLE. HEY I STILL LOVE ANTISOCIAL THOUGH! ITS BEEN REAL REsPECTFUL and honest. Later on...haters come on cause a great comment deserves a good hater.

# Apr 15, 2006 @ 1:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. THE MOST PISSED OFF MAN IN AUSTRALIA writes:

i aint gonna do a huge blasting other than to ask y do u thinkur such an expert on anthrax if u dont like em that obviously ull pick teh points u dont like if u do liek em ud defend all thtas great about them. just because u have that opinion doesnt mean its the right one ..just the right opinion for your preferance.

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9. sevenchurches writes:

anthrax rules

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