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Volbeat Guitarist Rob Caggiano Discusses Transition Into Band + Future Plans

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

New Volbeat guitarist Rob Caggiano was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show over the weekend. The axeman discussed the transition to joining Volbeat and the band's future plans. If you missed Full

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Rob Caggiano Talks Leaving Anthrax, Joining Volbeat, Rock Allegiance Tour + More

Rob Caggiano
Megaforce

In the world of metal, the first big story of 2013 was the announcement that guitarist Rob Caggiano had left Anthrax. No longer attaining happiness from his time with the legendary thrash band, Caggiano left and began to focus on producing records. Caggiano's first project since his Anthrax departure was to man to board for Volbeat's newest album, 'Outlaw Gentleman & Shady Ladies,' but he also ended up joining Volbeat as a full-time member.

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Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna + Frank Bello Talk Guitarist Situation, Future Music + More

Joey Belladonna and Frank Bello of Anthrax
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

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.

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Rob Caggiano on Leaving Anthrax + Joining Volbeat: ‘I’m Just Following My Heart’

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Guitarist Rob Caggiano's exit from Anthrax has been a confusing one. At first, Caggiano chalked up his departure as wanting to focus primarily as an in-studio producer, specifically with Volbeat, but exactly one month after leaving Anthrax, Caggiano joined Volbeat as a full-time guitarist. The reactions of Anthrax band members have been mixed, but now Caggiano has gone further in-depth as to why he chose to leave the thrash legends.

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Anthrax’s Frank Bello Says Band ‘Still Loves’ Former Guitarist Rob Caggiano

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Anthrax are moving forward after the exit of guitarist Rob Caggiano earlier this year, but bassist Frank Bello says there's still quite a bit of love in the band for their former axeman.

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Guitarist Rob Caggiano Plays His First Live Show With Volbeat

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The transition is now complete, with former Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano performing his first show with Volbeat earlier this week. The rocker took the stage alongside his new Volbeat bandmates during a gig at Store Vega in Copenhagen, Denmark Tuesday (Feb. 19) night.

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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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Volbeat Welcome Former Anthrax Guitarist Rob Caggiano Into Band, Reveal Details For New Album

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Universal

Danish rockers Volbeat have a ton of captivating news to offer fans. Along with unveiling the title, release date an cover artwork of their upcoming fifth studio album, 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies,' Volbeat have also announced that former Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano has joined the group as a full-time member.

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Guitarist Rob Caggiano on Anthrax Exit: ‘My Heart Simply Wasn’t in It Anymore’

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Former Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano is facing a major career change and seems enthused about the future. Caggiano tells Pro Sound News that ultimately his desire to have more creative involvement in the music he was generating led to his exit.

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian Offers New Details on Guitarist Rob Caggiano’s Departure

Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano of Anthrax
Mary Ouellette, shewillshootyou.com / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

The departure of Anthrax lead guitarist Rob Caggiano came as a shock to the metal world, as the thrash legends had just begun to truly celebrate their comeback with classic vocalist Joey Belladonna. Having torn through the 2012 Mayhem Festival, headlined an unforgettable tour with Testament + Death Angel, earned a 2013 Grammy nomination and just finished tracking their 'Anthems' covers EP, Caggiano suddenly left the band, and guitarist Scott Ian has just offered some insight into Caggiano's exit.

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