Former Anthrax singer John Bush more open to playing entire set of Anthrax songs
Ex-Anthrax and current Armored Saint frontman John Bush was recently interviewed by Jimmy Kay from Canada’s The Metal Voice.
Bush fronted Anthrax from 1992 to 2005 during which the group released the studio albums, Sound Of White Noise (1993), Stomp 442 (1995), Volume 8: The Threat Is Real (1998) and We’ve Come For You All (2003), as well as the live album, Music Of Mass Destruction (2004).
In terms of whether he would ever consider playing an all Anthrax set live, Bush advised (as transcribed by The Metal Voice): “I have talked about possibly doing that and it is something that I am a little more open minded to doing more so than I was 5-10 years ago. It just has to be the right scenario. There has to be enough of an interest. It has to be the right band. It would have to be sporadic shows maybe some festivals. It has to feel right. It would have to be the right situation, we will see.”
With respect to the status of Armored Saint‘s follow up to their 2015 album Win Hands Down, Bush stated: “We have a couple of songs that me and Joey Vera kind of worked on, a couple more that we though of working on. Gonza and Phil Sandoval also have a couple of ideas that they wanted to send us. I think that realistically we can get a record out in the middle of next year if we are optimistic. It would be great to have all the writing done by the end of this year. Armored Saint can try to be a little quicker in the way that we write songs as long as we feel like there is quality control on it. We love ‘Win Hands Down‘ our last album, we think it’s a great record, we just want to pick up where we left off in terms of musical direction on this upcoming album, to continue with that style of the last album. The new songs kind of write themselves.”
The Metal Voice‘s interview with Armored Saint frontman John Bush:
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