Joey's voice is what I expect to hear when I listen to Anthrax. I quit them when he left, sound familiar? Some bands are just so identified by the voice and lyrics that when the singer leaves the band is just beyond help.
Same situation as with Priest wtih Ripper. You can get someone who can do all the ranges of voice but if the new lyrics are not there, and the heart is not there, it's not going to impress anyone.
On the gay thing, I knew he was gay long ago. It made no difference to me then, it makes zero difference now. I loved him, and I still love him, and always will. That's Southern speak that they think Judas Priest is just him. Ignorant talk.
One thing that annoys me is that people around here think Judas Priest is a gay man that wears leather. Ignorance surrounds me here in Kinston NC. I have the big 4 Blu Ray , Anthrax and Megadeth stole the show. I hate that Metallica got the big headline and a big fancy production, but it was cool to see the first two bands wipe the stage with them. Slayer had a good set, just not as good as the first two bands. Anthrax is a different band with Joey. He brings them to a whole new level.
And I hate when they do that. Joey Belladonna is awesome! Like you said, what is that Rob' band crap? Unless they are speaking of Halford they have no reason to say that. Has to bee dumbed down so kids can figure out it's one of Rob's bands. What an insult, the way it is written.
I got that same feeling, but that is the internet for you. Dummed down for kids.
Anthrax without Joey is like Priest without Rob. But the article just seemed kinda dumbed down for kids.
I did'nt like how the article called Priest "Rob's band". Great for Anthrax anyway, I am glad to see Joey back with them.