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Belladonna on being in the band.

Discussion in 'Anthrax' started by aliasp, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. aliasp

    aliasp Old School since '86

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  2. What Doesnt Die

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    Yeah I think we all know it's a bit like that.
    Echos my recent post about what Joey does whilst the other guys are writing. He's just the bloke that sings the words that others write! Sad indeed as he's a top bloke!
     
  3. johnnieCzech

    johnnieCzech Your favourite Czech

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    Is it just me or does anyone else smell something weird?
     
  4. What Doesnt Die

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    One does begin to wonder doesn't one?

    Someone going to start giving odds on anything?
     
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    Bands are just like family. There's a bit of dysfunction in all of them

    Its sounds like he's saying that historically the band's relationship was more business than social
     
  6. vomit

    vomit Hosebag wannabe

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    Nothing new here at all. Joey always was a hired gun. They gave Bush some more leeway, but it really speaks volumes about Scott & Charlie, doesn't it? Joey, I am sure, lawyered up this past time and is getting the compensation he deserves......
     
  7. xentrix

    xentrix Moo Baby, Moo

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    Whether anyone likes it or not, Joey is a hired gun. He's not integral to the band (in Scott and Charlie's minds), even if Anthrax do need him to actually sell records and gigs.

    Let's see what happens next, in Episode 1,561 of the Anthrax soap opera.
     
  8. johnnieCzech

    johnnieCzech Your favourite Czech

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    Scott and Charlie hate him, always have, always will, and he knows. This time they need him. Guess he's getting some decent money and the only way to release the frustration are these seldom interviews.
     
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    Back when the band made the decision to part ways with Joey just before SOWN, I think Scott was quoted as saying, "If he's (Joey) still in the band, I'm leaving Anthrax"

    Was that statement due to band management issue(s) at the time or was it something personal? I don't think there was ever a clear answer on that.

    Either way, one never knows with this band.
     
  10. vomit

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    Not sure if they "hate" him. Clearly they are not his friends......this dates back to (at least '99) when Scott was quoted as saying he (Joey) wanted too much money (to equal "Metallica's Tailor" he said) to do the John/Joey Killer A's tour. Probably goes back further.....no idea.....pretty sure they really wanted Bush post POT & post Dan Nelson (need a "Lion" not a "bird")

    Scott & Charlie lie so much, its hard to tell. Joey....OBVIOUSLY...has them over a barrel and he says what he wants......surely to Scott and Charlies chagrin.

    Joey must need the dough....cuz he knows these guys would throw him under the bus in an instant.

    Comic gold.
     
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    Not sure what you mean, its an interview Joey did with Sweden Rock magazine. Blabbermouth is guilty of posting with misleading titles from time to time, but the majority of the stories come straight from press releases and interviews.
     
  12. mrthrax

    mrthrax riffer madness

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    I think u will find that a lot of bands don't get on,it's a business at the end of the day,perry Tyler,jagger Richards etc etc,I got no problem with it,Joey is an honest person
     
  13. vomit

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    Agree. But it still speaks volumes about the "dynamic" in the band. Hard to believe they haven't imploded....yet.....
     
  14. ghoststrike

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    Yea I don't think Joey's situation is any different than a LOT of other bands that have more of a business arrangement with not much social interaction outside the studio/shows
     
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    True. But airing your angst/grievances in the press is never a good sign. But this is Anthrax, and this is what they do.
     
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    aliasp Old School since '86

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    Beat me to it @anonymous.

    The original article could've been taken out of context. Someone did state that the article felt like Joey was talking about situations in the past perhaps rather than now?
     
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    aliasp Old School since '86

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    By the same token Joey could be one of those guys that needs a lot of reassurance perhaps? Given the history between him, Chuck & Scott then its no surprise that its an awkward relationship.
     
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    No they are just keeping their distance. The two albums that Joey gave his best vocal performance were POT & WM. Before POT they were jerking him around and wanted to get rid of him and he sang angry and inspired. On WP he came back after they jerked him around after the reunion and he redid the vocals from an album recorded with another singer --- and sang his balls off on that album.

    So let them get Joey pissed off just enough to deliver another kick ass vocal performance --- I've heard his solo albums, he shouldn't be contributing to the Anthrax song writing. Just sing.
     
  20. Heavymetalzombie666

    Heavymetalzombie666 Rock N Roller!

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    I can't wait for the recording of the next album.
     

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