Anthrax's Charlie Benante Sings Bandmate Donais' Praises

(Classic Rock) Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante has hailed bandmate Jon Donais as his "guitar hero." The Shadows Fall axeman replaced Rob Caggiano on live duties when he left Anthrax in 2013 and has since been confirmed as a permanent member of the band.

As they're putting the finishing touches to what will be their 11th album, Benante says he has been blown away by the guitarist's skills. Benante tells Pop Break: "I just wanted him to come out shining and kicking ass. I think he deserves it. I think with Shadows Fall, it was his thing. With us, I think his style is a little different.

"I definitely wanted him to be aggressive in his approach. The sh*t that he's doing, it's really good. I've joked about this but it's really not a joke, he's my new guitar hero." Read more here.

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