Anthrax’s Charlie Benante Sits in With 5th Graders at Elementary School Variety Show
For some, their rock and roll dream comes when they shell out some money to take part in the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, but for two youngsters, they’ve got a jam they’ll never forget. Drummer Charlie Benante took time out from playing with Anthrax to perform with a pair of rockers who could have a music future ahead of them.
Benante posted video of his performance with Kildeer Elementary Schoolers Mikey Goldberg and Grayson Perri as part of their fifth grade variety show. Benante’s daughter attends the school and the drummer agreed to sit in with the aspiring bassist and guitarist as they performed a medley of Black Sabbath‘s “Iron Man” and the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.”
The kids came ready to rock with a nod to their elder bandmate, with Perri sporting an Anthrax t-shirt while Goldberg played off to the side with an Anthrax beanie. You’ll want to stay through to the end of the video as Benante stuck around after playing with Perri and Goldberg to show off his talents with a crushing drum solo.
“Helping out at my daughters school,” stated Benante in posting the video. “Kildeer Elementary School w/ Mikey Goldberg on bass and Grayson Perri on electric guitar. You guys rocked the 5th grade Variety show!!!! Passing on the torch to the next generation of Rock N’ Roll!”
Kudos to Mikey Goldberg and Grayson Perri on the performance and props to Benante for helping to keep the spirit of rock and metal alive in the next generation.
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