ANTHRAX To Play DIMEBAG MEMORIAL FUND Benefit With DISTURBED

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has posted the latest installment of his regular online column, dubbed "Blast Beat", on the group's official web site. A couple of excerpts from the column follow:

"I've been playing my DimeSlime Gitar that Darrell [Abbott] gave me. The riffs are flying out of it. I've had a burst of writing lately, I'm glad because I've been in a weird state. I guess with all that has happened, it has affected me in a creative way as well. I think playing this Gitar reminds me of him and that cheers me up.

"I'm thinking that on our next record we should leave a space in one of the songs for Darrell. We'll all just imagine the lead he'd put in there, how's that sound?

"We will be playing a benefit show with DISTURBED on February 23 in Chicago. The show is for the Dimebag Memorial Fund. I hope to see the ANTHRAXers in attendance. We will be playing a set that will include some weirrrrrrd shit.

"I keep hearing about this 'reunion' [with former vocalist Joey Belladonna]. I guess things got a bit outta hand. We were talking about doing a KISS reunion. We're all going to wear KISS makeup and go out and do a KISS reunion tour. I'll be Eric Singer doing Peter Criss and YES, I'll also be singing 'Black Diamond' and 'Beck' (haha). I need to figure out a way to play in 8-inch heels. I think that's how the rumors started, maybe it was Jason from [SHADOWS FALL]? Who knows what evil thoughts lurk in the minds of... never mind."

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