I know... what's with "The Tank" thing?
In fourth grade, I was the fat kid who mowed down the kickball catcher to the harrowing cheers of my school mates. My teacher named me "The Tank". This was the same crochety old lady who told my Mom I talked too much during every parent conference. "You're never going to get anywhere in life Tank if you keep talking so much...". I feel it my duty to take this moment to tell my beloved Mrs. Levine... Suck it!
I'm the "husky" kid in 8th grade with the Metallica Ride the Lightning back patch on his ratty jean-jacket. You've probably already met me. I've been hanging around the Buzz studio for about 8 years. Honestly no one really knows what I do here.
Before the Buzz, I was a bartender, roofer, limo driver, photographer, pharmacy tech, plant salesman, DJ, photo store clerk, and professional ditch digger for the cable company, as well as many many other jobs. Seriously, if it's a job, I've done it. All along the way though, music has been my thing. From Bill Withers & Public Enemy, Aerosmith to Tom Waits, Poison, The Roots, Pixies, and everything in between... I'm a total MUSIC NERD.
So when the Buzz was looking for someone to host the Vinyl Vault, they tapped me; the closest thing to one of those filthy loner historian headphone kind of guys I use to see on the subway in my hometown of Philly (go Phillies!).
NO HATERS HERE. Music has set the background to every one of my memories, hot cheese included. Christmas 1986 - Joan Jett & The Blachearts Black Leather (the hottest cheese goin' - If you know the song, you know what I'm sayin'). My point is, every memory has a story, and every story has a song... so preach your roots. Play YOUR music.
Reported byAnthrax has unleashed their cover of AC/DC‘s ‘T.N.T.,’ as featured on ‘Anthems,’ an collection of classic rock cover songs due March 19.
As drummer Charlie Benante explains, “Back in the day, when we would do encores we would play AC/DC’s ‘Whole Lotta Rosie.’ We never recorded it back then, but when we were in the studio making ‘Worship Music,’ we decided we wanted to. But [singer] Joey [Belladonna] really wanted to do ‘T.N.T.’ He felt it was more in his style, and he knew the song backwards and forwards, so we recorded that, and it’s great.”
“We recorded the track in Chicago and in Los Angeles [and] the sessions were really easy, felt really good. The thing about ‘T.N.T.’ for me is that there’s not a lot of drumming on it. So the challenge for me was to not go crazy with fills, but to pay tribute to the original recording, and keep it AC/DC.”
In addition to AC/DC, ‘Anthems’ has Anthrax taking on other classic acts including Cheap Trick, Boston, Rush and Thin Lizzy. Their version of ‘T.N.T.’ definitely helps build anticipation for the rest of ‘Anthems’. But rather than take our word for it, why don’t you check it out for yourself?
Check it out on UltimateClassicRock.com: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/anthrax-ac-dc-tnt/