Chuck D + Anthrax performed “Bring the Noise” at the Hollywood Palladium

In July 1991, thrash titan Anthrax released a cover of one of Public Enemy’s signature songs, “Bring the Noise”. Now, 31 years later, the duo unexpectedly reunited again, as Public Enemy founder Chuck D joined Anthrax when they performed the hit song at the Hollywood Palladium last Friday night ( July 29).

The track originally appeared on the 1987 soundtrack less than zero before making its way to Public Enemy’s second studio album, It takes a nation of millions to hold us back, the next year. It then reached No. 56 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Song Chart.

Of course, the rap group mentions Anthrax in the song (“Wax is for anthrax, but it can still ring bells”), prompting longtime fan – and Anthrax guitarist – Scott Ian to persuade his bandmates (and Chuck D) to give them their own official version of the song.

Before long, he appeared both on the Attack of the Killer Bs Anthrax compilation and Public Enemy’s fourth LP, 1991 Revelation 91… The enemy strikes black (like “Bring tha Noize”). The rest, as they say, is history.

Of course, the Hollywood Palladium performance took place just days after the release of Anthrax Anthrax XL, their 2021 40th anniversary live concert, both as a live audio collection and as a video album (available digitally, on CD and on Blu-ray). Among the tracks included is – you guessed it – “Bring the Noise” featuring Chuck D.

You can check out the fan-filmed footage of the song below.

Chuck D. joins Anthrax for “Bring the Noise” at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles

Additionally, Anthrax are currently embarking on an international tour to celebrate their anniversary (alongside Black Label Society, Hatebreed and/or Municipal Waste). Get your tickets here.

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