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Armored Saint Vocalist John Bush Speaks On Possibly Rejoining Anthrax

In a recent interview with KNAC.com, Armored Saint vocalist John Bush spoke about a number of topics including the possibility that he will rejoin his old band, Anthrax. Some excerpts from the chat are as follows:

"The experience's been great (so far). And the band is sitting on (an already completed new) record (with Dan Nelson's vocals) that they're probably a little unsure what to do with, and we've discussed that, and we're trying to figure that out too. And I've listened to some music and it sounds cool.

"Doing shows is easy, for the most part. Remembering lyrics is the biggest challenge lately, and I've done pretty well with that at the two shows. I'm proud of myself. I guess all my memory abilities are still there, which is important. I haven't gotten early signs of Alzheimer's yet; I'm lucky. We even played a couple of songs at the Japanese show, like 'Catharsis', which we played once in the band's career, and we didn't even rehearse; that's a pretty awesome accomplishment, I think.

"That being said, I kind of wanted to (complete) the (new) Armored Saint (album), as far as creativity-wise, before I could enter a new area of being creative with Anthrax. And I've talked to them and I wanted to be super-straight-up about everything.

"There's a few things to iron out if I was gonna re-sing the (songs on the already completed new Anthrax) record, basically. One is making sure that I have the capability of contributing in the proper way and in the most uplifting way. And also there are a couple of legal things to work out.

"The (new Anthrax) record's done. I mean, Dan sang on it; it's finished. So it's an area that I'm still kind of entering with... not trepidation, but just... again, baby steps for me and trying to figure out the right way."

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17 Comments on "John Bush Speaks On Rejoining Anthrax"

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MetalBro4Life's avatar

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1. MetalBro4Life writes:

Sounds like Bush is unsure, and with good reason! f*** Anthrax, he's too good for them! And I love how KNAC.com continues to note how the record is completed with Dan's vocals. That should tell you just how dumb Anthrax are, to have a completed piece of work and they're sitting on it while time wastes away! Good for Bush to have doubts about them, I wouldn't trust a band of NY Jews and Italians.

# Nov 2, 2009 @ 1:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Jamez writes:

I think Bush should stay away from Anthrax. It didnt work out before and he should just look forward on his music with Saint.
As much as I would love to see Bush back in Anthrax, I dont think its a smart move for him, considering how volatile Ian and Benante are

# Nov 2, 2009 @ 3:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. deathfreak writes:

Its cool he back. I wonder how long it will last?

# Nov 2, 2009 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Metalbro's right. You just cant trust jews and italians y'know.

I mean, Italians are all in the mafia, and the jews are responsible for all the world's wars. How trustworthy can they be?

# Nov 2, 2009 @ 9:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Diamond Oz's avatar

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5. Diamond Oz writes:

And the irony of these statements? John Bush is Jewish.

I really hope he does come back, the only thing that concerns me is the touring limitations he seems to want, though it's very understandable.

# Nov 2, 2009 @ 10:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
MetalBro4Life's avatar

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6. MetalBro4Life writes:

Bush is a Jew? I would have never thought!

# Nov 3, 2009 @ 12:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. wilco writes:

well this time i do have to agree with
metalbro
he belongs in armoured saint

anyway bring the f***ing new anthrax out

# Nov 3, 2009 @ 4:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. poppe writes:

bush must get back with armored saint, there is much better than go again on anthrax, that will be lose the time

# Nov 26, 2009 @ 4:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. WOLF7 writes:

Agreed. Anthrax would be just waste of time for John.
I bet it would last just one record. Don't know what the hell is wrong with Ian and Benante these days... what do those guys want? No one seems to be good enough for Anthrax

# Nov 27, 2009 @ 4:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. leviathin writes:

I would love to see all the original band members get together again, John needs to stay with Armored Saint, IT WOULD BE SO ASTRONOMICAL to have all the original band members together!!!!!!

# Nov 29, 2009 @ 11:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Nihilist writes:

John wasn't the original member

# Nov 29, 2009 @ 1:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RDB writes:

John Bush is NOT Jewish.But he is an Italian!

# Dec 1, 2009 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Blindgreed1 writes:

George W. Bush is not Italian OR Jewish... He's a Republican. I think he should join Anthrax anyway.

# Dec 1, 2009 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Diamond Oz's avatar

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14. Diamond Oz writes:

John was an original member of Armored Saint I think he means.

I thought Bush was Jewish because in the WCFYA notes he thanks a Rabbi for spiritual guidance and on the Music Of Mass Destruction DVD segment in his home there are several Shields Of Davids on the walls.

# Dec 1, 2009 @ 5:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. rutz writes:

if they can't do it with joey. then anthrax should be no more.

# Dec 1, 2009 @ 6:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. rundevil writes:

Agree with rutz....No Joey , No more Anthrax...final

# Dec 1, 2009 @ 8:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. BLACKDOG writes:

Alway's loved ANTHRAX !

Alway's preferd J.B.!

# Dec 2, 2009 @ 2:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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