Monday, April 1, 2013

April 1, 2013

ANTHRAX...Anthems  (2013)
Anthems is an EP from Anthrax and is currently at number 52 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  Anthems is just that...rock anthems given the Anthrax treatment.  They include "Anthem" from Rush, T.N.T from AC/DC, "Smokin'" from Boston, "Keep On Runnin'" from Journey, "Big eyes" from Cheap Trick and Thin Lizzy"s "Jailbreak".  They did a good job, definitely harder than the originals but a good EP, nonetheless.  2 1/2 out of 5 stars
(CD, Allmusic review)

John Barbata, formerly of Jefferson Airplane/Starship is 68;


1946 Ronnie Lane was born in London. He would later become the bassist for the Faces and The Small Faces. Lane died in 1997 at the age of 51
1954 Jeff Porcaro of Toto was born. He died of a heart attack in 1992
1979 The Kids Are Alright by the Who is released
1985 David Lee Roth leaves Van Halen
1992 A judge in Beverly Hills, California fined Billy Idol $2,000 for punching a woman in the face. Idol plead no contest
1994 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana jumps a wall to leave a rehab center in California and returns to Seattle
2003 Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam criticizes President Bush and the Iraq War, promting some to boo and leave the show
2004 Paul Atkinson of the Zombies dies of liver and kidney disease in Santa Monica, California at the age of 58
2008 Scott Weiland leaves Velvet Revolver. Also that day Chad Kroeger of Nickelback is found guilty of drunk driving in Canada June 2006

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