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

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’

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

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

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

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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