Anthrax's Scott Ian and Charlie Benante Forced to Sit Out Tour Dates
Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante is taking a short leave from the band's concert tour to be with his mother who is terminally ill. Immediately following Thursday's show Kansas City, Benante flew to New York to join his family at his mother's bedside.
In Ian's absence, guitarists from Testament and Death Angel have stepped in to play his parts on various songs; starting with Friday's show in Indianapolis, Testament's drummer Gene Hoglan will fill in for Benante.
"We didn't want to cancel any of the concerts, we didn't want to let anyone down," said Anthrax's Rob Caggiano, "so we decided to figure out a way to keep the show on the road. We're so grateful to the guys in Testament and Death Angel for stepping up."
The members of Anthrax, who are all close to Charlie's mom, appreciate your understanding in this very difficult time.
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