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Anthrax's Charlie Benante and friends to release EP of Rush covers titled Moving Pitchers for Record Store Day

Tue, Apr 19, 2022@3:12PM | comments

UPDATE - 4/20@10:25AM: Benante posted a photo of the EP liner notes to his official Facebook page (thanks RushFanForever).

Back in the early days of the Pandemic, Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante shared a video to YouTube of himself, Testament's Alex Skolnick and Suicidal Tendencies' Roberto "Ra" Diaz performing a virtual cover of Rush's YYZ, recorded with each member separated in their own homes. They received such a great response, they decided to do some more virtual Rush covers, including La Villa Strangiato, Red Barchetta, Subdivisions and Freewill, along with covers of many other bands' songs. Last May they released most of the non-Rush covers as an EP titled Silver Linings, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Neal Casal Music Foundation, an organization that provides musical instruments and lessons to students and makes donations to much-needed mental health organizations that support musicians in need. The EP did not include any of the Rush covers, as those were being saved for a special Record Store Day release containing just the Rush songs. Earlier today Benante announced the details behind this release, which will be available as an exclusive release via MegaForce Records for Record Store Day this coming Saturday, April 23. The EP titled Moving Pitchers will be limited to 1500 copies and include all five of the Rush covers mentioned above as performed by Charlie Benante & Friends (Benante, Alex Skolnick, Roberto "Ra" Diaz, Brandon Yeagley, Mee Eun Kim). For all the details and to get a list of all participating stores for Record Store Day, visit the official RSD site at recordstoreday.com.

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