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Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante Sitting Out Australian Tour Dates Due to ‘Personal Issues’

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Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante has bowed out of the band's upcoming Australia tour dates due to "personal issues." The news broke on Feb. 18 via Scott Ian's Twitter account, with the guitarist explaining that Benante "can't leave the country" right now and will be replaced by Jon Dette.

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Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante Calls Guitarist Rob Caggiano’s Exit ‘Sketchy’

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Anthrax are moving forward without guitarist Rob Caggiano, and while they appear to be okay personally with their former axeman, there are a few lingering doubts about the musician's motives for leaving.

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Anthrax’s Charlie Benante Talks Past Grammy Nominations, Upcoming Covers Release + More

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Right after Anthrax's 'I'm Alive' was nominated for the 2013 Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance Grammy Award, we hopped on the phone with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante for a congratulatory conversation. Having been placed against Halestorm, Iron Maiden, Lamb of God, Marilyn Manson and Megadeth, Benante shared an excited and interesting perspective on the Grammys, both past and present.

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Anthrax’s Charlie Benante on 2013 Grammy Nomination: ‘It Was Just Complete Shock’

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Many congratulations are in order for each band nominated for Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance for the upcoming 55th annual Grammy Awards. Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Halestorm, Marilyn Manson and Lamb of God have been nominated, along with a rejuvenated Anthrax, who scored a nod for the song 'I'm Alive.' We were able to talk with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante earlier today (Dec. 6) to gauge his reaction and get some insight into what the nomination means to him.

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Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante Bows Out of Current European Tour

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It's been somewhat of a roller-coaster year for Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. The band has made a huge comeback with the critically acclaimed 2011 album 'Worship Music,' but the stickman has dealt with some tough issues along the way. The group has revealed that Benante is at home taking care of some "personal stuff" while they're on their current European run.

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Lawyer: Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante Assaulted by Wife

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As reported over the weekend, Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and his wife were arrested on Friday (July 27) in Elkhart, Ind., due to an altercation in front of their daughter.

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Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante and Wife Arrested For Domestic Battery In Front of a Child

The Big 4 - Metallica. Slayer. Megadeth. Anthrax.

While the details regarding the situation in question are pretty sparse at this time, Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and his wife were arrested on Friday (July 27) and allegedly spent the night in the Elkart County Jail.

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Anthrax’s Charlie Benante Talks Mayhem Set, ‘Worship Music’ + Much More

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We recently had the chance to speak with legendary Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. As one of the main acts on the 2012 Mayhem Festival, Anthrax chose to take a 'guerilla' style approach to their Mayhem set, pumping out song after song in an unrelenting series of bursts.

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