Tag: Charlie Benante

ANTHRAX Drummer CHARLIE BENANTE Makes Statement Regarding the Death of Clive Burr

Charlie Benante, drummer for Anthrax, has released a statement on his Facebook fan page regarding the death of former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr. “Clive Burr…One of my favorite drummers of all time. “A quick story. It was 1981. I was hanging with friends in the back of the Palladium in New York City. Judas Priest and Iron …

Replacement Drummer Might Join SLAYER Permanently

Recently drummer Jon Dette, played some back-to-back headline sets for Charlie Benante of Anthrax and Dave Lombardo of Slayer on February 25th.  Heavy magazine conducted an interview Jon and talked about him joining Slayer permanently or if there’s any animosity between himself and Lombardo.  Check out some the interview below. On whether there is a possibility …

SLAYER Makes Followup Statement Regarding Dave Lombardo

Slayer has released the following statement to Blabbermouth.net regarding the band’s decision to replace drummer Dave Lombardo for the upcoming Australian tour: “Slayer confirms that Jon Dette will drum for the band on its Australian tour that starts this Saturday, February 23 in Brisbane. As regards Dave Lombardo’s Facebook post, Slayer does not agree with Mr. Lombardo’s substance or the timeline of the events, except to acknowledge …

JON DETTE To Fill in for Anthrax Drummer CHARLIE BENANTE During Australian Tour

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante won’t be able to make it to the Australian tour that kicks off on February 21 in Brisbane.  According to Scott Ian, Charlie “is dealing with personal issues right now and can’t leave” the U.S.  “[Charlie is] really bummed about not being able to head down there,” says Ian.  We posted an article (click …

ANTHRAX’s Scott Ian Doesn’t Give a Shit About the Music Industry

Brendan Crabb of Australia’s Loud magazine recently conducted an interview with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Loud: On the topic of Worship Music, the new cover songs are being released soon, but have you started writing for another full-length record yet? Scott: Not like, not really started writing, but there certainly are ideas. There’s …

ANTHRAX Confident that All Inquiries can Shred like Malmsteen but Not Holding Auditions

Anthrax has announced that it will not hold auditions for guitarist Rob Caggiano’s replacement. Apparently Anthrax have been inundated with people asking about auditions and Anthrax released the following statement on their Facebook page… Rob announced his leaving Anthrax so that he could focus on producing records.  The band made this statement following his announcement: “Rob has been …

Guitarist Rob Caggiano Leaves Anthrax

Guitarist Rob Caggiano has left Anthrax and had this to say: “I’m extremely proud of my time in Anthrax,” Caggiano says. “Actually, that’s an understatement! We accomplished so many great things together over the years and I shared some of the best times of my life with these guys. As a band, we also weathered quite a few …

ANTHRAX Drummer Arrested; Lawyer Releases Statement

There are reports that have come to light regarding a recent altercation between Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and his wife, which led to their subsequent arrests, the following statement has been released from Charlie Benante’s lawyer, Charlie William L. Hotopp: “Last Friday night, Charlie Benante, drummer for the rock band Anthrax, was assaulted several times …

Members of SLAYER, PANTERA, ANTHRAX, EXODUS to Perform at Metal Masters 4

Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike are returning with their successful Metal Masters clinic series. Partnering up with Guitar Center, Metal Masters 4 will take place in New York City on September 7th at The Gramercy. Doors will open at 7:00PM with the clinic starting at 8:00PM. Metal Masters 4 is bringing back …

ANTHRAX to Release Special Album to Celebrate Anniversary of “Worship Music”

To celebrate the creative success and critical acclaim of the band’s 2011 album, Worship Music, Anthrax are planning on releasing a special EP due out in September of this year. During a recent interview with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, told Loudwire that the band is currently working on an EP of cover songs. It will …

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