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"We've played every place there is to play in San Diego," says Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. "The arena, that outdoor place at the college, and...what's that place, hotter than hell with the walls melting...Soma, we played there."

The last time this town saw the "classic" Anthrax lineup of Benante, Scott Ian, and Frank Bello with long-estranged singer Joey Belladonna and guitarist-turned-Christian-watchmaker Dan Spitz was 1991.

"We almost never do acoustic performances, but [in 1991] some radio station down there talked us into it. I don't know how; it must have been too much sunshine and tequila."

I ask Benante about the status of Belladonna's replacement singer, John Bush, and guitarist Rob Caggiano, who took Spitz's place up until the reunion.

"We're not really talking about that yet. Anything could happen. We're just doing what we're doing for now; we haven't booted [Bush and Caggiano] from the band or anything." Anthrax appears Saturday night at the Sports Arena with Judas Priest, the second to last gig of a lengthy reunion tour.

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"We've played every place there is to play in San Diego," says Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. "The arena, that outdoor place at the college, and...what's that place, hotter than hell with the walls melting...Soma, we played there."

The last time this town saw the "classic" Anthrax lineup of Benante, Scott Ian, and Frank Bello with long-estranged singer Joey Belladonna and guitarist-turned-Christian-watchmaker Dan Spitz was 1991.

"We almost never do acoustic performances, but [in 1991] some radio station down there talked us into it. I don't know how; it must have been too much sunshine and tequila."

I ask Benante about the status of Belladonna's replacement singer, John Bush, and guitarist Rob Caggiano, who took Spitz's place up until the reunion.

"We're not really talking about that yet. Anything could happen. We're just doing what we're doing for now; we haven't booted [Bush and Caggiano] from the band or anything." Anthrax appears Saturday night at the Sports Arena with Judas Priest, the second to last gig of a lengthy reunion tour.

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