Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna has elaborated on comments he recently made about the relationship he has with his band mates. Belladonna told an interviewer in February that he was "only allowed so much friendship" with the other members of Anthrax. Now, in a new interview with Rocksvergie (via Classic Rock), the singer has clarified his statements:
"I don't necessarily say that we're not getting along. When I grew up playing with people in my hometown, we'd hang together. We just don't. But that doesn't mean we're not going what we need to do - my intentions were not to make things should like we're just a mess.
"I'm always picking at people and trying to get them to open up and maybe talk. A lot of people don't want to do it, and that's fine, but I'm not that kind of guy.
"Sometimes you don't know what you're dealing with until you talk to people. Maybe you can get something off your chest and maybe something can actually be resolved by it."
In the interview, the singer also gave an update on writing sessions for the band's new album.
"We have a lot of stuff. There could be around 15 or 16 songs at this point. I have three just finished. It's going to be really intense and I don't think we'll let you down."
The record will be the follow-up to the group's critically acclaimed comeback album "Worship Music."