5 Drummerszone artists - Charlie Benante

Charlie Benante
* November 27, 1962
United States
Charlie Benante started to play drums at the age of five. He has many years of experience being drummer in legendary NY-based thrash metal band Anthrax since 1983.

On MetalExiles.com Charlie Benante recollects his first gig with Anthrax:
"My first gig with Anthrax was opening for Blackfoot and Krokus at the Springfield civic center. I borrowed John Tempesta's kit for it, and the show was great! What a way to start a career!"
Charlie Benante names John Bonham, Neil Peart, Steve Smith and Bobby Brady as musical influences.