Being a heavy metal drummer is a very physically demanding job. There's a lot of wear and tear on the body, and at age 50, Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante has been doing this for a while, and he's got the bandages to prove it.
A week ago, we reported that Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante left the band’s tour to be with his terminally ill mother. Today, Benante informed fans that his mother passed away. The stickman wrote a tribute to his mom on his official website and also noted that he would return to Anthrax’s lineup for their New York City show on Wednesday, Feb. 8.