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Video: John Bush Performs Anthrax Classics With Metal Allegiance

  • Axl Rosenberg

Will we ever get the John Bush Anthrax-era-focused solo tour the Armored Saint singer keeps teasing? I suspect it’ll happen sooner or later. Bush, who made four albums with Anthrax between 1993 and 2003, has been talking about it since at least 2017. Last year he said he was tentatively eyeing 2023 for it, and earlier this year he again stated his desire to make it happen at some point.

In the meantime, this is pretty close…

Bush performed three songs from his time in ‘Thrax with Metal Allegiance at a show on Long Island.

(So, FINALLY, being on Long Island paid off for someone.)

The songs Bush performed, specifically, were (in this order) “What Doesn’t Die,” “Room for One More,” and, of course, “Only.” Which, incidentally, all made it onto our list of The Sixteen Best John Bush-Era Anthrax Songs.

You can watch fan-filmed video of the performance below.

Gotta say, Bush sounds fucking AWESOME. Like. Holy shit, dude. This motherfucker is 58-years-old. It’s unnatural for him to still have such pipes. Nobody show this to Vince Neil or he might cry himself to death.

In addition to Bush, other participants in the latest Metal Allegiance performance included core members Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater), and Mark Menghi, as well as Mark Osegueda (Death Angel) and Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head). 

In June, as part of a fortieth anniversary video retrospective series, Anthrax discussed swapping Joey Belladonna for John Bush in the early ’90s. You can watch that here.


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