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Listen to Anthrax’s Cover of Rush’s “Anthem” from "Anthems" EP

Image courtesy of Facebook.com/Anthrax (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Facebook.com/Anthrax (via ABC News Radio)

Anthrax is giving us a taste of Anthems , an upcoming EP that features interpretations of classic rock songs from their favorite groups of the 1970s. Drummer Charlie Benante says that Anthrax's cover of Rush ’s “Anthem,” which is currently streaming at RollingStone.com , pays tribute to the Canadian prog-rock trio, who are one of his earliest musical influences.

"When I was first learning to play drums, I would strap on my headphones, play along with [Rush's 1976 live album All the World's a Stage ] and be transformed," he tells Rolling Stone . "I don't [know] if you would hear anything that sounds like Rush in Anthrax's music, but the passion, the drive, the musicianship and the appreciation is all there."

Anthems will arrive in stores on March 19. Here's the track list:

“Anthem” (Rush cover)
“Jailbreak” (Thin Lizzy cover)
“TNT” (AC/DC cover)
“Smokin'” (Boston cover)
“Big Eyes” (Cheap Trick cover)
“Keep on Runnin'” (Journey cover)
“Crawl” (album version)
“Crawl” (special remix)

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