Anthrax ‘Regrouping’ With John Bush
Anthrax were supposed to release ‘Worship Music,’ their first album with neophyte vocalist Dan Nelson, this year. But things imploded, Nelson was out and ‘Worship Music’ has been shelved. Anthrax without a vocalist is not a new scenario, with longtime frontman John Bush having replaced Joey Belladonna (who replaced Neil Turbin). After having played a few shows with Bush in the interim, drummer Charlie Benante told Noisecreep, “We are in the process of regrouping with John Bush. We played two shows with him, and we are looking forward to proceeding with this lineup.”
Some Anthrax diehards might be wondering why the band doesn’t try to reunite with Belladonna, the singer during their heyday and most commercial successful lineup. Benante shed a little light on the situation, saying, “It’s a difficult thing to talk about.
“I watched this movie last night, and it was basically a two-hour documentary, called ‘Rock the Bells,’ about a promoter in California trying to put together a show with the headliner being the Wu-Tang Clan with all nine members, which is unheard of. At the end of the night, the last member showed up and it came together. I watched that, and thought, ‘It can happen!’ But I’ve read on message boards and stuff where people think we can’t just get it together and do it. Believe me man, it’s harder than you think. I wish it would all come together. But I am happy with John Bush. If we move forward with him, that, to me, would make my life complete. It would be perfect.”
Is John Bush going to reclaim his title? It’s looking likely. When asked if the band will either re-record or totally scrap ‘Worship Music,’ Benante said, “We may do a little bit of both.”