Guitarist Paul Crook (Sebastian Bach, Meat Loaf) – who played with Anthrax from 1995 to 2001, appearing on the albums Stomp 442 and Volume 8: The Threat Is Real; although he never became an official member – took to social media earlier today, August 14, with the following admission:
“I feel good talking about it now…
At the beginning of June, Anthrax asked me if I would agree to dub Scott Ian, Frank Bello and Jonathan M Donais in case one of them couldn’t perform during their summer tour with the Black Label Society.
A lot of tours/shows get canceled due to the obvious, I feel like stunt doubles are going to become commonplace.
The guys had a health issue that started in Texas… I joined the tour in Atlanta shortly after.
That said, Anthrax is firing on all cylinders. The show is amazing. I am coming back home.”
Catch Anthrax live with Black Label Society and Hatebreed on the following shows:
15 – Andrew J Brady Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
16 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, Tennessee
18 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
19 – Main Street Armory – Rochester, NY
20 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
22 – Outdoor StageAE – Pittsburgh, PA
23 – History – Toronto, ON
24 – Cogeco Amphitheater – Trois Rivieres/Montreal, QC
26 – Coney Island Amphitheater – Brooklyn, New York
28 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania