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Anthrax, Testament and Suicidal Tendencies members follow up YYZ cover with Rush's La Villa Strangiato

Tue, Apr 14, 2020@9:37AM | comments

After the overwhelmingly positive response they received from their cover of Rush's YYZ last week, Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante's impromptu virtual band decided to follow up that performance with a cover of another of Rush's instrumental masterpieces - La Villa Strangiato. Benante's band consists of himself on drums, Testament's Alex Skolnick on guitar and Suicidal Tendencies' Roberto "Ra" Diaz on bass. You can check out their performance below or on YouTube at this location, and in case you missed their YYZ cover, check out this post. Here's the YouTube description from Benante:

The three of us - Alex, Ra,and Myself had so much fun doing our version of Rush's "YYZ" and are blown away by the positive response that we've received. So we've decided that the best way to say thank you is to do one more song. This one has been requested by some and again, will be recognized by every fan of Rush. By popular demand: here is "La Villa Strangiato." Despite being an instrumental, the song tells a complete story, complete with plot and characters. It's based on some nightmares Alex Lifeson experienced We hope you all enjoy it as much as we did playing it! Stay safe and wishing everybody a great week!