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Over the course of their career, New York’s Anthrax have proven to be one of metal’s most versatile bands; but they will always be most closely associated with the ‘80s thrash metal movement, which they helped pioneer as one of the so-called Big Four, alongside West Coast counterparts Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth. Originally founded in 1981 by rhythm guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Danny Lilker, who were joined by singer Neil Turbin, lead guitarist Dan Spitz and drummer Charlie Benante, Anthrax were among the first bands across the thrash metal threshold thanks to their 1984 debut LP, ‘Fistful of Metal.’ But it wasn’t until Joey Belladonna and Frank Bello replaced Turbin and Bello, respectively, that the quintet found the perfect lineup with which to rampage through the ‘80s, armed with seminal albums like ‘Spreading the Disease,’ ‘Among the Living,’ and their pioneering rap-metal single, ‘I’m the Man,’ which led to an even more groundbreaking fusion with Public Enemy and ‘Bring the Noise.’ The band shifted creative gears during the 1990s, swapping Belladonna for ex-Armored Saint singer John Bush, and their commercial fortunes steadily waned. But with renewed interest building in the third millennium, a classic lineup reunion and numerous Big Four concerts reenergized the Anthrax band, which remains strong today.

 
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Evil Robb Photography, Loudwire

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John Bush
Metal Blade

John Bush Is ‘More Open’ to Revisiting Anthrax Material on Tour Than Ever

John Bush hasn't gone all-in on playing material from his Anthrax days on tour, but is warming up to the idea more than he ever has.

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Knotfest

A Perfect Circle, Korn, Anthrax, Stone Sour + More to Crush Knotfest Mexico

Even without Slipknot on the bill, Knotfest Mexico has a stacked lineup.

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Ethan Miller / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
Ethan Miller / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Scott Ian: Anthrax ‘Would Certainly Love’ to Collaborate With Lady Gaga

Uncertain if Metallica and Lady Gaga will work together again, Scott Ian has expressed he has long admired the pop singer's voice & would like to work with her.

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Facebook: Charlie Benante

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante Sits in With 5th Graders at Elementary School Variety Show

Watch as Anthrax's Charlie Benante plays drums with a pair of his daughter's classmates at an elementary school variety show.

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Kevin RC Wilson, Loudwire

Scott Ian on Anthrax’s ‘Among the Living': ‘You Don’t Know You’re Making a Classic Record When You’re Making It’ [Interview]

Scott Ian spoke with Full Metal Jackie about the new Anthrax beer, the band's co-headlining run with Killswitch Engage, 'Among the Living' and more.

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YouTube

Anthrax Perform Cover of Kansas’ ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ Live for First Time

Watch as Anthrax perform their cover of Kansas' 'Carry On Wayward Son' live for the first time.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Atom Splitter PR

Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna + Killswitch Engage Team Up to Jam Dio’s ‘Holy Diver’ Live

Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna has been joining Killswitch onstage for the metalcore titans’ celebrated cover of Dio’s 'Holy Diver.'

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Johnny Perilla / Spencer Kaufman

Anthrax, Overkill, Superjoint, Metal Allegiance, Death Angel + More to Shred ‘Metal Maya’ Destination Festival in Mexico

Set near Cancun, the four-day event is a resort vacation along with a metal festival featuring Anthrax, Overkill, Superjoint, Metal Allegiance, Death Angel and more.

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Ethan Miller / Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

Anthrax’s Frank Bello: Don Rickles Gave Me an Unforgettable Onstage Moment

During an interview last year, Anthrax's Frank Bello says being called up onstage by comic great Don Rickles was one of his favorite moments ever on a stage.

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