Anthrax Perform Acoustic Cover of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”


Anthrax performed two packed shows at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar this weekend, all the proceeds of which went to benefit Gilda’s Club NYC, the charity named after comedian and SNL alum Gilda Radner who lost her life to cancer in ’89. Bernadette “Tina” Benante, drummer Charlie Benante’s mother and bassist Frank Bello’s grandmother, lost her battle with cancer in 2012. By all accounts the shows were phenomenal — even the New York Times had good things to say! — and that all that money went towards a good cause makes the whole thing even better.

Earlier in the week Anthrax visited The Opie Show with Jim Norton on SiriusXM to perform a couple of songs acoustically — “Breathing Lightning” from their most recent album For All Kings, and a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb.” Like all the best covers, the band doesn’t stick strictly to the original; the format is the same, but Joey Belladonna takes some melodic liberties that, while a bit jarring at first, end up being quite cool and distinctly Anthrax. Also, he’s got the Roger Waters scowl totally nailed. Check out the videos below.

[via The PRP]

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