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Former Anthrax Singer Dan Nelson Files $2.65 Million Lawsuit Against The Band

According to the New York Post, former Anthrax vocalist Dan Nelson has filed a $2.65 Million lawsuit against his ex band mates, as a result of the way his departure from the thrash metal veterans was handled in 2009.

The singer maintains that he was fired from the band while other members have repeatedly said that he quit suddenly. Nelson says his ex-bandmates’ "intentional defamation" has caused him a loss of income and damaged his reputation.

The Manhattan federal court filing further charges that Nelson co-wrote the tunes on the band’s latest album, "Worship Music," but hasn’t gotten his fair share of the profits.

Source: NewYorkPost

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1. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

Well poop. thats not good that could realy hurt anthrax. he aint gona win

# Nov 11, 2011 @ 10:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. btbamfav20 writes:

Ya im pretty sure i said this back when Worship Music was released... it was a backstabbing move to use music that Dan wrote and NOT give him his credit due... And then to turn around and say that he quit when they fired him... That looks bad on ANY employer. All so they could have their original vocalist back... It was sorta like they used him to fill that spot, and once Joey was coming back they kicked Dan to the curb... I don't care if he was doing anthrax good or not, thats just a matter of opinion. the Fact is that Dan was treated like a disposable musician, in the 21st century.... and that looks reaaaally bad on Anthrax right now.

And btw their music sucks, but thats just my opinion :)

NP: Hamaya - Secret Chiefs 3

# Nov 11, 2011 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. lumpus5 writes:

they werent going anywhere with him anyway, he's probablly just broke looking for some easy cash.

# Nov 11, 2011 @ 1:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ZMA writes:

I have so many other bands that are ten times better then this band to care about this sh!t or their music. But I agree this is a real d!ck move.

# Nov 11, 2011 @ 1:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. DreamHeater writes:

Since when can you sue somebody for firing you?

# Nov 11, 2011 @ 3:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. psythe writes:

So I may not have read the entire title of this article before jumping to reaction...

"Who the hell sues someone for $2.65?!!"

# Nov 11, 2011 @ 5:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hellrat writes:

Psythe, you're missing 4 zeroes there brother ;)

anyway, Antrash fvcking svcks...always have, ALWAYS will

# Nov 11, 2011 @ 7:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Jackrum writes:

Seriously what did this guy do when he was in anthrax? did they gig with him or was he just added to the line up for a few months then quit or left...

I think i remember saying WHO??? when he joined and didnt noice when he left. i kept saying Bring back John Bush..

This guy sounds like a d***. stop whining.

# Nov 12, 2011 @ 7:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Diamond Oz writes:

Yeah they toured with him and began recording Worship Music with him before he got the sack. I saw him with Anthrax at Graspop in 2009. He was alright, kind of like a mix between Bush and Phil Anselmo, but not as interesting as either. I couldn't see them going anywhere with him, but he is talented.

# Nov 12, 2011 @ 7:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. wilco writes:

aah f*** him he did not want to be anymore in anthrax
so f*** the greedy basterd indeed he was ok on graspop but what did he do in anthrax he did not write any song or music so do think he has the right to get nothing

# Nov 12, 2011 @ 8:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. R10 writes:

Yea screw this nobody! Give him an unemployment check,some job training,tell him to shut the fvck up! If it wasnt for him singing on the initial Worship Music,doing some dates,no one would even know who he is. Not sure why he thinks he's entitled to 2 and a half mill.

# Nov 12, 2011 @ 9:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Jackrum writes:

i fail to see why people would still know who he is, ddoing a few dates on a tour dont mean anything for a band that has been going since the early 80's

# Nov 12, 2011 @ 1:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. wilco writes:

actually he is good in armourd saint

# Nov 13, 2011 @ 10:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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