ANTHRAX members Scott Ian (guitar), Charlie Benante (drums) and Frank Bello (bass) joined Danish/American metal rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT on stage on May 3 at the Carolina Rebellion festival at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina to perform the song "Pool Of Booze, Booze, Booza". Fan-filmed video footage of their appearance can be seen below.
Current VOLBEAT guitarist Rob Caggiano announced his departure from ANTHRAX in January 2013 to focus on his other passion: producing records. The following month, it was revealed that he had joined VOLBEAT after serving as producer on VOLBEAT's latest album, "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies", alongside longtime production partner Jacob Hansen, who produced and mixed the band's prior four albums. Caggiano's other producer credits include THE DAMNED THINGS, BLEEDING THROUGH and ANTHRAX, and he was a member of ANTHRAX for two tenures — from 2001 to 2005 and again from 2007 to 2013.
In a February 2013 interview with Metal Insider, Benante stated about Caggiano's exit from ANTHRAX: "It was a bit of a surprise to me. I was bummed. He said that he wanted to pursue more producing options, and that was his reason for leaving. He had other reasons, so I guess it was something that he'd been thinking about for a while. He wanted to get back to producing and getting off the road. And you're probably going to tell me, 'Well, you do know he joined another band [VOLBEAT], right?' That makes it a bit confusing. I know a lot of our fans were sad to see him go, but were like, 'If you want to go produce, we understand that.' But when you read that he went to go join another band, that makes it seem a bit sketchy."
"Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies" has sold more than 214,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.