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John Bush On Why He Joined Anthrax But Not Metallica

06/11/2015
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(Classic Rock) Former Anthrax singer John Bush has explained why he decided to take the job vacated by Joey Belladonna in 1992, after he'd refused to accept a role with Metallica several years earlier.

James Hetfield and co asked him to become their frontman in the early 80s, but he wanted to focus on his own outfit, Armored Saint - and remains convinced it was the right move.

Bush tells The Metal Voice of his Anthrax move: "I didn't like the idea that I was leaving the band, abandoning the band - but I just had to. We'd just made Symbol of Salvation. That was a great album. The results were kind of similar to what we'd accomplished before. It was time for me to move on." Read more here.

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