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Anthrax, Testament, Suicidal Tendencies and Crobot members cover Rush's Red Barchetta

Mon, May 11, 2020@4:49PM | comments

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante's impromptu virtual band has added yet another Rush cover to their growing repertoire with a performance of Red Barchetta which you can watch below or on YouTube here. Benante's crew consists of Crobot frontman Brandon Yeagley on vocals, with himself on drums, Testament's Alex Skolnick on guitar and Suicidal Tendencies' Roberto "Ra" Diaz on bass. In case you missed their other covers, check out Freewill at this location, YYZ in this post, and La Villa Strangiato here. At this rate they may as well just put a Rush cover album! Here's the YouTube description from Benante:

Once again, we've been completely knocked out by the responses to our video tribute to the one & only Rush, thank you. This time, we've decided to follow up our most recent track (and our first vocal song, "Freewill") with another one of our favorites, "Red Barchetta." A full description is below. Sadly, our completion of this video coincides with breaking news of the loss of one of rock'n'roll's greatest pioneers, Little Richard. On the one hand, it's difficult to find a more sonically different pair of acts than Rush and Little Richard. On the other, it's safe to say (and we're sure the boys from Toronto would agree) that Little Richard blazed a trail for all of us with a force that perfectly fits the subject of "Red Barchetta" - a high powered sports car from the same time period in which Little Richard was first emerging as an artist. This song is dedicated to him and we hope it brightens up your day.