|Birth Day:||November 27, 1962|
|Birth Place:||The Bronx, United States|
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He joined Anthrax before they released Fistful of Metal.
Benante joined Anthrax in 1983, prior to the recording of the band's debut album Fistful of Metal, and has been the band's drummer ever since. He is known for having a very fast double kick technique and has been credited as one of the pioneers of double-bass, as well as with popularizing the blast beat technique with thrash metal.
Benante is the uncle of Anthrax bassist Frank Bello, whose mother is Benante's older sister. His other nephew, Bello's younger brother, Anthony, was murdered in the Bronx, NYC, on March 25, 1996. To the grief of Benante, the murder was never solved.
Prior to switching to Tama's Speed Cobra pedals in 2010, Benante was one of the few drummers who used Tama's HP35 Camco chain-drive pedals, equipment he had used since 1984.
Benante is an avid fan of the 1975 film Jaws, and owns a sizeable collection of the film's merchandise. He was featured in the documentary The Shark Is Still Working, which was included on the Jaws 2012 Blu-ray release.
Throughout the course of 2012, Benante faced several personal issues that forced him to miss several concerts with Anthrax. Early on in the year his mother died, which also resulted in Frank Bello (Benante's mother being Bello's grandmother) taking some time off during the band's tour in Argentina. Benante stepped out again during the summer's Rockstar Mayhem Fest run after suffering a "minor hand injury". Also during the summer, Benante was involved in a domestic dispute with his wife in front of his daughter which had them both arrested. Benante later missed the band's UK and European tour in order to take care of "personal stuff" according to Scott Ian. In 2013, it was announced that Benante would be sitting out Australian tour dates, also for personal reasons. Concern was raised in 2012 by MetalSucks over Benante's well-being and future with the band. In March 2019, it was confirmed that Benante was dating Butcher Babies frontwoman Carla Harvey.
In 2020, Benante cameoed in the music video "Everything She Wants". A Wham!-Cover performed by Alien Ant Farm.
Charlie is the uncle of Anthrax bassist Frank Bello. Charlie has a daughter named Mia. Charlie has dated fellow musician Carla Harvey.
Currently, Charlie Benante is 59 years, 0 months and 5 days old. Charlie Benante will celebrate 60th birthday on a Sunday 27th of November 2022. Below we countdown to Charlie Benante upcoming birthday.
ANTHRAX Drummer CHARLIE BENANTE Joins PHIL ANSELMO To Perform PANTERA Classics In Las Vegas; Video
In the new video below, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals perform Pantera’s "Strength Beyond Strength" and part of "Goddamn Electric", joined by Charlie Benante from Anthrax on drums (who was celebrating his 57th birthday), in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Arena. In another video, Philip H Anselmo & the Illegals...
HAPPY 56 BIRTHDAY CHARLIE BENANTE !!!