John Bush Solo Tour of Anthrax Material is “Very Good Possibility”
One-time Anthrax frontman John Bush’s goals of one day performing his material with the band live again are moving one step closer to reality… albeit a very small one.
Bush, who made four albums with Anthrax between 1993 and 2003, has been teasing the idea since at least 2017. Last year he said he was considering an entire solo tour revolving around that era of his career and was tentatively eyeing 2023 for it, and earlier this year he again stated his desire to make it happen at some point.
Now, in a new chat with Rock Talks, Bush indicated that things have moved forward somewhat, although it’s the logistical challenges that have been scaring him off the task.
He explained of the incremental forward motion:
“Some ideas are being explored right now regarding doing it in some capacity. So we’re just trying to figure out the right scenario to make it happen. But it’s becoming a very good possibility.”
On the difficulties of making it happen, he said:
“For me, it would be a little bit [difficult to put together], only because I’m just really lazy. All I wanna do is kind of do the singing, and I don’t wanna do all the nuts-and-bolts things about putting the band together and getting rehearsals and doing some of the business. That’s the daunting part. If I could just go on stage and, like, ‘Okay.’ I have to learn those songs again too, if I do it. But there’s all that stuff that is just a little bit different than just going out and singing. So, we’ll see.”
Bush added that he’d like for former Anthrax guitarist Paul Crook, who played on Stomp 442, to be involved, and that the two have spoken loosely about it.
We will keep you posted, whether the Bushthrax tour happens in 2023, sooner, later, or never.
Your MetalSucks editors are huge John Bush stans, in case you didn’t know: have a look at this list of the 16 best Bush-era Anthrax songs.