John BushBlabbermouth.net reports that Rock Hard magazine recently conducted an interview with ex-Anthrax singer John Bush at last month’s Rock Hard Festival (which was held May 25-27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany). When asked if he harbored any bitterness towards his former Anthrax bandmates over the way he was dismissed from the group in 2005 in order to make room for a reunion with the band’s previous vocalist Joey Belladonna:

“No. Bitter is not the way I wanna be about anything,” Bush replied. “I’m not bitter at all. There was probably not a perfect way to do that, what they did. It was like, how are they gonna say…? I mean, they asked me to do it — the tour with Joey [Bush was asked to take part in a ’25th anniversary’ tour that would see him and Belladonna splitting vocal duties — Ed] — and it just wasn’t right for me, I couldn’t do it. So, whatever… If they felt they had to do that, I understand. It wasn’t like I was going, ‘Yeah, do it. That’s great.’ But once it happened, I was like, ‘OK.’ It was like a book ended. It’s OK. I mean, it’s much better to look at it that way than to be angry or frustrated, ’cause I really don’t feel that way.” Asked if he was approached to rejoin the band once Belladonna left the group, Bush said, “I was asked to write [with the members of ANTHRAX] and it just wasn’t right for me. I couldn’t go back and say, ‘Here I am…’ It would be like coming in with my tail between my legs, and that’s not right for me. I just couldn’t do that. It just didn’t feel right to do that. It was about soul, your gut. How does that feel? Does it feel right? Good enough. Sold. Answer.”

As reported yesterday, singer Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has confirmed that he has been writing songs with Anthrax. No word yet on how John Bush feels about that.


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