Anthrax News

107k
Listen to Anthrax
and similar artists
Play Now

Home > Music > A > Anthrax > News



Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante, Wife Arrested For Domestic Battery

July 30th, 2012 9:37am EDT
Anthrax
On Friday, police arrested Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and his wife Sandra on suspicion of domestic battery in front of a child.

After reportedly arguing in front of their young daughter Mia at the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Elkhart, Indiana, the couple was taken into custody.

According to local news station WSBT.com, the Benantes were booked at the local county jail and released on Saturday,

They have a court date on Aug. 3.
READ MORE

Firearms Enthusiast & Anthrax Guitarist Scott Ian Calls For More Gun Control

July 23rd, 2012 11:31am EDT
Scott Ian
Following last Friday morning's deadly cinema massacre in Colorado, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian is calling for new legislation to tackle gun ownership rules.

Ian, who is a firearms fan, admits he was sickened to hear about the killing spree, which killed 12 people at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises."

The guitarist wants laws to stop guns from falling into the wrong hands.

In a series of tweets, Ian wrote, "I am a gun enthusiast that has a big problem with how easy it is for people that have no business owning a gun to get one. The old argument of 'if guns are outlawed, th...
READ MORE

Anthrax Settle Legal Battle With Former Singer

June 26th, 2012 1:30pm EDT
Anthrax
Thrash metal band Anthrax have settled a lawsuit with former frontman Dan Nelson.

Singer Nelson launched a legal battle against bassist Frank Bello, drummer Charlie Benante, and guitarist Scott Ian last year over his sudden departure from the group on the eve of its European tour in 2009.

On Monday, both parties set aside their differences in a New York federal court and came to an agreement.

Although the details of the settlement will remain confidential, Bello reportedly appeared agitated as he exited the courtroom, telling the New York Post, "I've got to put a Band-Aid (bandage) on...
READ MORE

Former Anthrax Singer Sues Band For Over $2.5 Million

November 11th, 2011 7:03pm EST
Anthrax
Former Anthrax star Dan Nelson has launched a $2.65 million defamation lawsuit against the group.

Nelson, who left the band in July, 2009, has accused drummer Charlie Benante, bassist Frank Bello and guitarist Scott Ian of incorrectly informing fans and reporters he "abruptly resigned" after falling ill, forcing Anthrax to cancel a series of European dates. He insists he was fired.

In the suit, the singer also claims Benante told a website that the former frontman was "a bully" and maintains the group's "intentional defamation" has damaged his reputation.

He's also claims the band has...
READ MORE

Anthrax's Scott Ian To Guest On 'The Walking Dead'

October 11th, 2011 9:46am EDT
Scott Ian
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian has donned full prosthetics to appear as a zombie in the new series of The Walking Dead.

The musician is a big fan of the horror genre and was delighted to be asked to appear in an episode of the drama show. Ian happily spent hours in the make-up chair in August preparing to film his role as a member of the undead and he insists all the hard work was worth it.

In a post on his official website, he writes, "My agent got the call asking if I wanted to come down and get made up to play a zombie... for AMC's The Walking Dead directed by Greg Nicotero (effects G...
READ MORE

Slipknot To Stream Sonisphere Performance

July 8th, 2011 1:28pm EDT
Slipknot
Rockers Slipknot will share their upcoming set at Britain's Sonisphere festival with fans all over the world by streaming the gig over the internet.

The band will take to the stage at the rock event at England's Knebworth House on Sunday and the gig will mark the band's first U.K. show since the death of bassist Paul Gray last year.

They have asked fans to observe a two-minute silence prior to their set in memory of the late rocker, and they have now revealed they will be streaming their performance live on the internet so fans across the globe can see the show.

A statement from the b...
READ MORE

Anthony Kiedis To Donate His MTV Award To Benefit Japanese Red Cross

May 11th, 2011 3:52pm EDT
Anthony Kiedis
Red Hot Chili Peppers star Anthony Kiedis is selling off an MTV Europe Award to help raise funds for ongoing relief in devastated areas of Japan.

The item features among the fresh highlights of an ongoing online auction organized by Japanese pop star Yoshimi. Also up for grabs: a signed Clint Eastwood 35 Films 35 Years DVD collection, an Amazing Spiderman comic book signed by Stan Lee, and autographed guitars from Anthrax's Scott Ian and Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland.

Yoshimi says, "I am so grateful to everyone who has donated these very special items for this auction. There are nearly 140,...
READ MORE

Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth & Anthrax Regrouping For Coachella

January 26th, 2011 1:20am EST
Metallica
Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax are teaming up again for one U.S. Big Four date on the site of the Coachella Festival.

The heavy metal groups will come together on April 23 for an outdoor supergig at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

The four acts first banded together last year for seven acclaimed shows across Europe.

No other North American dates are scheduled as WENN goes to press.

Click for more great Metallica pictures:
READ MORE

Pete Wentz: 'I Was As Rock Bottom As You Can Get'

September 29th, 2010 2:17pm EDT
Pete Wentz
Pete Wentz fell into a deep depression after Fall Out Boy split earlier this year - insisting he "hit rock bottom" when the band parted ways.

The rockers went on hiatus last October and later announced the break had become permanent. Wentz went on to form a new band, Black Cards, and frontman Patrick Stump announced plans for a solo album, while guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley teamed up with members of Anthrax and Every Time I Die to form The Damned Things. The bassist has now opened up about the breakdown of the band, revealing he struggled to cope with the end of the grou...
READ MORE

Fall Out Boy & Anthrax Join Forces, Play Debut Gig

June 3rd, 2010 10:43pm EDT
Anthrax
The rock supergroup formed by members of Fall Out Boy and Anthrax made its live debut in New York on Tuesday night.

The Damned Things, featuring Joe Trohman, Andy Hurley, Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano performed their first set at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn.

The group played eight songs and guitarist Scott Ian tells Spin.com, "This is still all so new to us. There's no baggage yet. We're still very much in the honeymoon period. I remember what it was like to be in Anthrax back in 1984. It's just really exciting to get to do that again. I'm in a new band again. It's a blast."

It was a b...
READ MORE

Joey Belladonna Rejoins Anthrax

May 10th, 2010 10:00pm EDT
Anthrax
Rocker Joey Belladonna has reunited with his old Anthrax bandmates for the heavy metal group's upcoming summer tour.

The frontman will reteam with Charlie Benante, bassist Frank Bello, Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano for a series of Big Four dates with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth at Europe's touring Sonisphere festivals.

Belladonna, who was the band's frontman from 1985 to 1992, says, "I had been in touch with Charlie and Frank, then I got a call from their manager who said that everyone wanted me back in the band. I thought, 'Are you guys for real? You want me up there, fronting the band l...
READ MORE

Armoury Records Wishes You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year

November 19th, 2008 7:00pm EST
Foo Fighters
Armoury Records, distributed by Eagle Rock Entertainment, released one mighty molten metal blast of good CD cheer: We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year.

It's an all-star assemblage as members of such great hard rock bands as Foo Fighters, Queensryche, Dio, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top, Dokken, Kiss, L.A. Guns, Marilyn Manson, Motorhead, Black Sabbath, King's X, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Ratt, Styx, Toto, Shadows Fall and more all jam out together on some of the most beloved holiday songs of all time (including "Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer")..

The kick is in the chemist...
READ MORE

Celebrity Birthdays, December 31

December 31st, 2007 3:00am EST
Val Kilmer
Happy Birthday to New Kid Joey McIntyre (1972), Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian (1963), Wonderland star Val Kilmer (1959), stage and screen actress Bebe Neuwirth (1958), rocker George Thorogood (1951), disco queen Donna Summer (1948), Animal House actor Tim Matheson (1947), lead singer of The Guess Who Burton Cummings (1947), Ray director Taylor Hackford (1944), "Gandhi" actor Ben Kingsley (1943), country/folk musician John Denver (1943; d. 1997), Hannibal Lecter actor Anthony Hopkins (1937), and French Fauve painter Henri Matisse (1869; d. 1954).
READ MORE

'LA Ink' Debuts With A Bang

August 9th, 2007 9:55am EDT
LA Ink
On average, more than 2.8 million people tuned in Tuesday night at 10 p.m. to see "LA Ink's" star Kat Von D return to Los Angeles, assemble her new crew, and start building her new shop in Hollywood.

Staring Kat Von D, "LA Ink" centers on the tattoo parlor she opened in Los Angeles and features the stories behind the artists and the tattoos they create. Joining Kat Von D in the shop are three of the world’s top artists, two of whom are woman, proving that great art shares no gender bias.

An exciting shop with a rock n roll flavor, "LA Ink" is the perfect backdrop for people from...
READ MORE

Celebrity Birthdays, July 9

July 9th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Courtney Love
Happy Birthday to "Star Trek: Enterprise" actress Linda Park (1978), "The Wonder Years" actor Fred Savage (1976), WWE star Shelton Benjamin (1976), Jack White (1975) of The White Stripes, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello (1965), Hole singer Courtney Love (1964), WWE wrestler Kevin Nash (1959), "Top Gun" star Kelly McGillis (1957), "Cast Away" star Tom Hanks (1956), "Star Wars" Episode II and III actor Jimmy Smits (1955), pianist/composer John Tesh (1952), infamous football player O.J. Simpson (1947), Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell (1947), AC/DC singer Bon Scott (1946; d. 1980), a...
READ MORE

Attend Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp for Just Under $10,000

January 12th, 2007 12:05pm EST
Steve Vai
Welcome to the Hotel California!! Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp (RRFC) goes Hollywood (Presidents' Day Weekend, Feb. 15-19) -- giving campers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn rock from the masters. Over five-days -- and guided by a Who's Who of rock legends -- campers of all musical abilities and backgrounds will form bands, hone their skills, jam with their idols and become "rock stars." The camp culminates in a Battle of the Bands blowout at the House Of Blues on Sunset.

The camp's professors of rock include: Paul Stanley (KISS), Brian Wilson (Co-founder, The Beach Boys), Mickey...
READ MORE

New Testament Hits Album, "The Spitfire Collection," Coming Feb. 13

January 7th, 2007 9:00am EST
Testament
Testament's classic late '80s/early '90s period has been well documented over the years by several compilations. However, the group's latter era has thus far slipped through the cracks as far as compilations go. In February, this will change, as The Spitfire Collection will be issued.

Consisting of tracks from such Spitfire/Testament titles as The Gathering, Demonic, Live at the Fillmore, First Strike Still Deadly, and Live in London, the fourteen track set chronicles an era that ultimately saw the original Testament reunite for a successful 2005 tour. As a result, The Spitfire Coll...
READ MORE

Celebrity Birthdays, December 31

December 31st, 2006 3:00am EST
Anthony Hopkins
Happy Birthday to New Kid Joey McIntyre (1972), Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian (1963), Wonderland star Val Kilmer (1959), stage and screen actress Bebe Neuwirth (1958), rocker George Thorogood (1951), disco queen Donna Summer (1948), Animal House actor Tim Matheson (1947), lead singer of The Guess Who Burton Cummings (1947), Ray director Taylor Hackford (1944), "Gandhi" actor Ben Kingsley (1943), country/folk musician John Denver (1943; d. 1997), Hannibal Lecter actor Anthony Hopkins (1937), and French Fauve painter Henri Matisse (1869; d. 1954).
READ MORE

Ill Nino Goes "Under Cover" With Limited Edition EP Saluting Top Influential Artists

October 31st, 2006 4:45pm EST
Ill Nino
World renowned bi-lingual Latino Metal sextet Ill NiÑo is paying homage to some of the most influential bands and artists shaping today's musical landscape with The Under Cover Sessions.

The five-song, limited edition EP, due Nov. 7, is Ill Nino's debut release on Cement Shoes Records (Fontana/Universal) and just a taste of what's to come, as the band's highly anticipated fourth full-length studio album, destined to be the band's most influential release to date, is due for a Spring 2007 delivery. Only 20,000 copies of the EP will be released – half of which already have been pre-sold....
READ MORE

Ill Nino, Ra To Reunite Live On 'Rockline'

October 25th, 2006 2:00am EDT
Ill Nino
Fresh from sharing stages at a string of sold-out venues on their groundbreaking "Congress of Corruption" fall U.S. tour, Cement Shoes Records label mates Ill Nino and Ra will be back together before a live national listening audience next month on "Rockline."

Ill Nino and Ra will be the featured guests on the venerable nationally syndicated radio show Monday, November 13, beginning at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out www.rocklineradio.com.

Both bands appea...
READ MORE

Celebrity Birthdays, July 9

July 9th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Courtney Love
Happy Birthday to "Star Trek: Enterprise" actress Linda Park (1978), "The Wonder Years" actor Fred Savage (1976), WWE star Shelton Benjamin (1976), Jack White (1975) of The White Stripes, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello (1965), Hole singer Courtney Love (1964), WWE wrestler Kevin Nash (1959), "Top Gun" star Kelly McGillis (1957), "Cast Away" star Tom Hanks (1956), "Star Wars" Episode II and III actor Jimmy Smits (1955), pianist/composer John Tesh (1952), infamous football player O.J. Simpson (1947), Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell (1947), AC/DC singer Bon Scott (1946; d. 1980), a...
READ MORE

Rockstar Wives Take You For A Ride This Season On VH1's "Supergroup"

June 8th, 2006 1:19pm EDT
Supergroup
This week on VH1's "Supergroup" (airing Sunday, 6/11 @ 10 PM ET/PT) Evan Seinfeld’s wife (porn superstar Tera Patrick) arrives, as does Sebastian’s wife, Maria (aspiring porn superstar?). Will what happens in Vegas cause problems back home?

VH1’s "SuperGroup" is Ted Nugent, Scott Ian (Anthrax), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Evan Seinfeld (Biohazard) and Jason Bonham, are poised to re-conquer the rock world (and hopefully spread a little debauchery in the process) in the ultimate musical experiment. "SuperGroup" will bring together these five hard rocking icons and present them with the ...
READ MORE

VH1's 'Supergroup' Debuts May 21

May 16th, 2006 1:07pm EDT
Ted Nugent
In "SuperGroup," Ted Nugent, Scott Ian (Anthrax), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Evan Seinfeld (Biohazard) and Jason Bonham, are poised to re-conquer the rock world (and hopefully spread a little debauchery in the process) in the ultimate musical experiment.

Premiering Sunday, May 21, at 10:00 p.m., "SuperGroup" will bring together these five hard rocking icons and present them with the opportunity to create the heaviest "SuperGroup." Ultimately viewers will see whether or not the band will come together as hard rock's saviors or simply implode.

Over a of period two weeks in Las Veg...
READ MORE

Celebrity Birthdays, December 31

December 31st, 2005 3:00am EST
Anthony Hopkins
Happy Birthday to New Kid Joey McIntyre (1972), Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian (1963), Wonderland star Val Kilmer (1959), stage and screen actress Bebe Neuwirth (1958), rocker George Thorogood (1951), disco queen Donna Summer (1948), Animal House actor Tim Matheson (1947), lead singer of The Guess Who Burton Cummings (1947), Ray director Taylor Hackford (1944), "Gandhi" actor Ben Kingsley (1943), country/folk musician John Denver (1943; d. 1997), Hannibal Lecter actor Anthony Hopkins (1937), and French Fauve painter Henri Matisse (1869; d. 1954).
READ MORE

Roadrunner Concert Features Impressive List of Metal Legends

December 9th, 2005 10:37am EST
Slipknot
The lineup for the Roadrunner 25th Anniversary concert at the Nokia Theater in NYC on 12/15/05 is now official. Until now a closely-guarded secret list of metal luminaries, the rumors that have been circulating within the rock community and on many websites are being confirmed as this new information is brought to light...

Boasting one of the most impressive line-ups ever assembled on one stage, the concert will feature over 35 artists who will perform 24 classic Roadrunner songs ranging from the King Diamond era, all the way through the recently released Roadrunner United album.

...
READ MORE




Browse More Music:
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

LIVE TWEETS