Italy’s Rock Rebel Magazine conducted an interview with ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello prior to the band’s March 14 show at Live Club in Trezzo sull’Adda, Lombardy, Italy. You can watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
On why the band’s 1987 “Among The Living” album continues to endure 30 years after its release:
Frank: “You’ve got to think, after all this time, it’s great to see people reacting to it. Think about it: If it’s 30 years old, people get it. You’ll see tonight, it’s crazy; it’s like it just came out. It’s very fresh to them. You’ll also see a bunch of different people in the audience. You have a big crossover of fans now. We have anywhere [from] 12 years old to 60 years old; everybody is together now. There is a new generation coming up, so for them to see it, to see this ‘Among The Living’ thing, but it’s the ‘Among The Kings’ tour we’re calling it. We do the whole ‘Among The Living’ album, but then we do some other songs which people really like, from ‘For All Kings’, our new record. Everybody is very satisfied at the end of the day. Everybody’s hand is up in the air, which is all that matters to us. We’re very happy about that.”
On rumors ANTHRAX and Lady Gaga were considering doing an album together:
Frank: “Lady Gaga is a friend of ours. She’s amazing. We love her, but she just did the Grammys with METALLICA. She’s a metalhead, which I love, she’s awesome, so we’d love to work with her. We’ll put it out there; she doesn’t have a lot of time, she’s very busy. We want to see her do well. She’s metal and we love her for it. Of course we’d be very open to that, but nothing is planned now.”