During a recent interview with Maximum Ink, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante was asked if there was another artist that he would still like to collaborate with at some point in the future. "I would love to do something with Jack White," Charlie responded. "I think he is someone who is very gifted, and someone who 'gets it' in the music world. There was that thing he did with THE WHITE STRIPES, at the time, was just him and a drummer. It was blues and something totally beyond that. It was way ahead of its time. I was listening from afar and I heard him [produce] a Lorretta Lynn record, which I thought was just fucking awesome."He continued: "Early on for me, I looked to England for inspiration. Whether it was THE BEATLES, [LED] ZEPPELIN or BLACK SABBATH, the style on how to write songs always came from over there [England]. It wasn't until KISS or VAN HALEN that rock got that American feel. The late '70s was a great time for music." Benante added: "I think Jack has his finger on the pulse." To coincide with ANTHRAX's recent European tour, the band released a digital two-track single titled "Leftoverthrax", including cover versions of KANSAS's "Carry On Wayward Son" and THE WHITE STRIPES' "Black Math". ANTHRAX's cover version of "Carry On Wayward Son" is a bonus track on the new expanded vinyl edition of the band's latest album, "For All Kings". Filling in for Benante at some of the European shows was Jon Dette. Charlie was forced to miss certain gigs on the band's tour due to his continuing battle with carpal tunnel syndrome.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).