Armored Saint Vocalist’s Day Job Is the Voice of Burger King
So what exactly did legendary metal vocalist John Bush do in-between his on again/off again relationship with Anthrax and reforming Armored Saint? Well, according to a recent interview with Revolver, he’s been doing voiceover work for Burger King, as well as various radio spots and TV commercials.
“There was a couple of years I didn’t do a whole lot of music. Well, no music, I should say. After I left Anthrax I was kind of in a good state of mind about not really doing anything,” the vocalist — who was asked to front Metallica after the release of ‘Kill ‘Em All,’ but turned the gig down — explains his life away from metal. “I just was ready to not think about music for a while. And I think it was healthy.”
Bush continues explaining voiceover work, “To me, it’s another form of art. A lot of the commercials I’ve done are really funny. You can say, ‘Oh, you’re selling a f—ing fish sandwich.’ But you know what? To me, as long as there’s some integrity with it — and to me there is — then I’m done. It’s using my voice. It’s like a natural progression.”
In the most notable of the Burger King ads, Bush put his non-growl voice to was the 2006 TV ads for ice cream deserts at the fast food restaurant.
‘La Raza’, the album Armored Saint didn’t exactly plan to make, is out currently.