John Bush Wants Anthrax To Play Song From His Time In The Band

(Classic Rock) Former Anthrax singer John Bush wants to hear the band's current lineup play some of the songs from his era. And he's 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.

Bush was sidelined in 2005 when Anthrax reunited with Belladonna for an anniversary tour. When that collapsed, and relationships disintegrated with next frontman Dan Nelson, he returned for a time before Belladonna took the job back in 2010.

He's previously discussed his disappointment over the loss of communication with his former colleagues. Now he says of the anniversary split: "I think it could have been handled a bit better. The manager created a kind of wedge. If those guys said, 'We're considering a reunion tour - it's the right time,' I would have said, 'I understand.'

"The rumors were already circulating, people were asking questions and those guys were trying to deny it. We were doing interviews together and I knew."

But he adds: "It's water under the bridge. I would entertain Armored Saint opening for Anthrax. I do love the music I created in Anthrax - I'd actually prefer them to play a couple of songs." Read more and watch the full interview here.

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