Yesterday (Feb. 24), a story about singer Joey Belladonna and his relationship with his Anthrax bandmates was met with some surprise by fans. In a recent interview, Belladonna claimed that he's never quite found his place in Anthrax, rarely speaks with his bandmates and is "only allowed so much friendship" with the instrumental section of the band. In response, guitarist Scott Ian has addressed the situation, publicly stating that Ian loves the Anthrax vocalist.
During a recent interview, Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna opened up about his place within the inner workings of Anthrax. Along with sharing that he's never quite found his place in Anthrax, Belladonna admits he may have never joined the band if he had known how personally closed off he'd feel from his current bandmates.
Continuing on with our coverage of the 2013 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, we had the chance to sit backstage with Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna and bassist Frank Bello for a lovely chat. Topics of the day included Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donias filling in for former guitarist Rob Caggiano, the band's headlining spot on the just-wrapped 2013 Metal Alliance tour, new material slowly being jammed out for Anthrax's next studio album + much more.
There's no denying the power of Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna's voice, but how would he handle the American standard, 'The National Anthem?' Audiences found out Friday night (April 5) as Belladonna walked out to center court at the Chicago Bulls-Orlando Magic game at Chicago's United Center to open the night's pre-game festivities.
Powerful music often elicits involuntary responses. A smile. The chills. Goosebumps. Tears. You can't fight the response that your body and your heart have to a quality, high impact song. Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna is no different than the rest of us when it comes to his response to music. He was so moved by the new Sevendust song 'Blackout' that he got goosebumps and almost cried.