Anthrax — The Band — Helps Out

(ABCNEWS.com) — The rock group Anthrax will help remind its fans of what they were originally known for, by performing at a fund-raiser for New York City firefighters. The music world has been scrambling to throw together fund-raisers since Sept. 11, and the metal community wants to show they have some compassion beneath their leather clothes and tough attitudes. Anthrax, which has decided to keep their now-infamous name, will perform with Skid Row's Sebastian Bach and Ace Frehley & Friends at the event billed as the New York Steel concert, hosted by Mets' catcher Mike Piazza. Twisted Sister is also on the bill. Their big hit "We're Not Gonna Take It" could easily take on new meaning in these troubling times. The amped up guitars at the metal fest could also prove the perfect stress breaker for jittery New Yorkers in need of a good time. The concert is set for Nov. 28 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, a small venue that will host a similar fund-raiser organized by the Beastie Boys on Oct. 28. Anthrax posted a message on their official Web site acknowledging it is "stressful" to be associated with the recent incidents involving the disease they are named after. The group has been together since 1982, and says they decided to keep their name because they are hopeful there will be no more "negative events."

ABCNews Radio and ABCNEWS.com's Nancy Chandross contributed to this report.

Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Sabrina Allen is shown in this photo provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
PHOTO: Adam Sandler arrives at the premiere of Men, Women & Children at The Directors Guild of America, Sept. 30, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Photo
Lovable Panda Triplets Get Named
ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images
PHOTO: Video recorded Sept. 21, 2014 in Okanogan County, Wash. shows a black bear scratching its back against a tree.
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife