Anthrax sued by former vocalist

Former Anthrax vocalist Dan Nelson is suing the band for unpaid royalties. He has also stated the band have made false statements to the press regarding the surroundings of his departure.

Nelson says he wrote a portion of the material on the band’s current album, ‘Worship Music’, but has not been paid a fair share of the royalties. According to the New York Post, Nelson is seeking damages as he alleges drummer Charlie Benante, bassist Frank Bello and guitarist Scott Ian have falsely stated in “numerous interviews” that he had “abruptly resigned” after getting sick and forced them to cancel a tour.

Nelson is suing the band for $2.5m. The suit was filed earlier this week.

Read a review of ‘Worship Music’ here. Watch Anthrax live at Sonisphere in Sweden here.