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Dave Grohl, Scott Ian, Charlie Benante and the Bad Brains cover

After announcing the release, on the occasion of Record Store Day, of a 7-inch under his name GBI, Dave Grohl, Scott Ian And Charlie Benante of the Anthrax they put online, sharing the video, their cover of “The Regulator” of the Bad Brains.

In the song Grohl sings and plays drums.

All vinyl proceeds will go to healthcare for Bad Brains singer HR., who suffers from a rare neurological disorder called SUNCT (Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing, SUNCT. It is a rare disorder that resembles cluster headaches) .

Talking about how the cover came about, Ian said that it happened while Anthrax and Foo Fighters were coincidentally recording at the same time at Studio 606 (the studio owned by Nirvana's former drummer). When he ran into Grohl, he texted him the next day, pitching him a cover of Minor Threat or gods Bad Brains.

“Grohl – explains Scott Ian – responded immediately with a Spotify link suggesting 'The Regulator'.” “I said I'd be there at 12.30pm – continues the Antharex rhythm guitarist – and he said: 'See you at' 1',” Ian revealed. “It was all so simple.”

He then added: “We copied the live performance of “Regulator” in 2 takes, as it should be! It was really fun playing with Dave on drums and hearing his voice on my guitar! We're all big Bad Brains fans. I hope they get a copy!”

As for Foo Fighters, the band will be touring the UK this summer, with a run of dates including two shows at the London Stadium.