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Lamb of God Members, Anthrax’s Charlie Benante Headline ‘That Metal Show’ Episode

You'll want to make plans Saturday night (Feb. 22) to check out VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show.' The latest episode finds Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine sitting down for a chat with Lamb of God's Randy Blythe and Chris Adler to promote their new DVD 'As the Palaces Burn,' while Anthrax's Charlie Benante is on hand to show off some of his drum skills leading in and out of commercial breaks.

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Charlie Benante + Mike Portnoy Talk To Chris Jericho About Meeting Members of The Beatles

With the Beatles 50th anniversary celebration of their first U.S. performance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' just passing, there's been a lot of focus on the band. Their influence is unquestioned in the world of music, and recently Anthrax's Charlie Benante and The Winery Dogs' Mike Portnoy spoke with Fozzy frontman and professional wrestler Chris Jericho on his 'Talk Is Jericho' podcast about their first meetings with members of the Beatles.

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Charlie Benante vs. Vinnie Paul – Greatest Metal Drummer, Quarterfinals

In this quarterfinal matchup of our Greatest Metal Drummer tournament, Anthrax stickman Charlie Benante takes on Pantera / Hellyeah skin-basher Vinnie Paul.

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Lars Ulrich vs. Charlie Benante – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2

Queensryche's Scott Rockenfield offered a more than respectable fight during his Round 1 battle with Metallica's Lars Ulrich, but when the polls closed, Ulrich had accumulated the greater amount of votes...

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Charlie Benante vs. Igor Cavalera – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 1

Two thrash drumming icons meet head-to-head in Round 1, boasting two radically different playing styles. Charlie Benante locks in tight with guitarist Scott Ian’s palm-muting champion right hand that works symbiotically with the music...

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Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante Undergoes Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Being a heavy metal drummer is a very physically demanding job. There's a lot of wear and tear on the body, and at age 50,  drummer  has been doing this for a while, and he's got the bandages to prove it.

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Anthrax’s Charlie Benante Pays Tribute to Late Iron Maiden Drummer Clive Burr

The music world is in mourning after the death of former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr. The musician passed away Tuesday evening (March 12) at the age of 56, following years of suffering from multiple sclerosis. Anthrax's Charlie Benante is one of many in the music industry who was influenced by Burr and he shared a story about meeting the musician when he was first getting into music.

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Anthrax / Slayer Fill-in Drummer Cites Charlie Benante + Dave Lombardo as Big Influences

Drummer Jon Dette's name has been surfacing a lot more in the news lately as he's landed a pair of high profile fill-in gigs for Anthrax and Slayer, two acts he's played with previously. Dette recently spoke with 'The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show' at the NAMM Convention (video below) just weeks before his offers to join Anthrax and Slayer for dates became wide public knowledge.

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

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’

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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