CHARLIE BENANTE And JOHN BUSH Perform Quarantine Version Of ANTHRAX's 'Packaged Rebellion' (Video) Tuesday May 26 2020, 6:10 PM
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CHARLIE BENANTE And JOHN BUSH Perform Quarantine Version Of ANTHRAX's 'Packaged Rebellion' (Video)

To celebrate the 27th anniversary of   ANTHRAX 's   "Sound Of White Noise"   album, drummer   Charlie Benante   and singer   John Bush   reunited — virtually — to record a quarantine version of the song   "Packaged Rebellion" .

Benante   uploaded the video to his   YouTube   channel and included the following message: "An intimate version from the   Sound of white noise   album with my Friend- Happy Anniversary . If you like the song , please just enjoy it for what it is and nothing else"

A little over a year ago,   Bush   and   Benante   reconnected on stage at a   METAL ALLEGIANCE   concert in San Francisco, California to play the   ANTHRAX   songs   "Only"   and   "Room For One More" .

Bush   fronted   ANTHRAX   between 1992 and 2005 but was sidelined when the band reunited with   Joey Belladonna   for a 20th-anniversary tour. When that collapsed, and relationships disintegrated with next frontman   Dan Nelson ,   Bush   returned for a time before   Belladonna   took the job back in 2010.

In a 2018 interview with   69 Faces Of Rock ,   Bush   revealed that he hadn't spoken to   Benante   since   John   declined to re-record   Nelson 's vocals on the band's   "Worship Music"   album when he was asked to. He explained: "I didn't participate in [the songwriting process for the album], and I always had on previous records… I even said, 'Okay, if you pay me this amount of money, I'll do it.' And I gave some crazy figure, because I wasn't doing it out of the love of my soul, I was doing it for another reason. So I was, like, 'Then you've gotta pay me for it.' And that's when   Benante   got all livid on me and freaked out, and we still haven't spoken since then."

During the same chat,   Bush   said that the only member of   ANTHRAX   that he was still in contact with was guitarist   Scott Ian . "I see   Scott   on occasion," he said. "So I have a relationship with   Scott , because I see him more often, but I have not talked to   Charlie   or   Frankie   [ Bello , bass] — I haven't spoken to them since, literally, that time. And, you know, it's weird and kind of probably sucks, but they haven't made an effort to call me, and I haven't made an effort to call them either, I guess. There was some weird stuff that happened when   Charlie 's mom passed away. I actually did reach out to him, but maybe I had the wrong number or something. I don't know… And so he was, I guess, bent out of shape about that. But… I did actually do it — I really did; I wouldn't lie about that. Obviously, when it [comes] to personal, all the other stuff is meaningless. But, you know, whatever… It is what it is. And there's no reason for me to be okay with   Scott   and not okay with those [other] guys, 'cause I had a relationship that was the same with all of them. It wasn't like me and   Scott   were closer and those guys weren't. We were all close at one point."

Bush   temporarily rejoined   ANTHRAX   for a number of shows in late 2009 and early 2010 but stepped aside in May 2010 in order to make room for the return of   Belladonna .   Belladonna   was the lead singer of   ANTHRAX   from 1984 to 1992, and was considered part of the band's classic lineup (alongside   Dan Spitz ,   Scott Ian ,   Frank Bello   and   Charlie Benante ), which reunited and toured during 2005 and 2006.

Although   Belladonna   did perform the   Bush -era song   "Only"   live with   ANTHRAX   on a couple of occasions, the track has since been dropped from the band's set. "We've got enough songs [that were originally recorded with me on vocals],"   Joey   explained in a 2016 interview. "We've got enough material; I don't need to go back. I'd just as soon leave that alone. I mean, once in a while I get people complaining, and then after a while, it got really old too. I hate that whole thing, 'cause we're not even the same… We happened to be in the same band, but it's a completely different thing."






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