ARMORED SAINT/Ex-ANTHRAX Singer JOHN BUSH Discusses His 'Lucrative' Business Away From Music (Video)

August 8, 2015

Jägermeister conducted an interview with former ANTHRAX and current ARMORED SAINT singer John Bush at this year's Bloodstock Open Air, which is being held August 6-9 at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.

Speaking about what he does away from ARMORED SAINT, Bush said: "I have a business with my wife. She's a casting director. We cast commercials. We have a business. It's a cool little mom-and-pop thing that's pretty lucrative and gives our family a good life."

He continued: "My two children are here today, and my wife, here at Bloodstock. We have a lot of fun. It's probably one of the reasons that I don't tour like I did in yesteryears, because I think time is really important and time away from my kids is something that I feel like you can never get back. So I try to bring them as often as I can; it's impossible, of course, a lot. But, you know, we spend a lot of time as a family — we're very, very close — and those are the things that I do other than music."

Bush added: "I also used to do a lot of voiceover work. I did countless Burger King commercials in America, probably about seven years ago, for about three or four years. You can probably see them on YouTube. If was during a phase where Burger King was promoting 'The King,' which they don't do [anymore]. Actually, they're bringing them back, which is smart, because it was really a cool part of their advertising campaign. So I did that. It's a very competitive world. When you're going up against people like George Clooney and Jeff Bridges, it's kind of hard to compete with actors on that level, but I like doing voicover; it's still using my voice, and it's creative."

ARMORED SAINT's seventh studio album, "Win Hands Down", was released on June 2 in North America via Metal Blade. The CD was produced by bassist Joey Vera and mixed by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, STONE SOUR).

Bush previously stated about "Win Hands Down": "When we began talking about a new record, I told Joey Vera to pretend we were a really huge band and that we could do anything we wanted. At least that was the mindset we should have, from the writing to the production. What came out was 'Win Hands Down', which is our first record in five years."

He continued: "There's everything from classic ARMORED SAINT rocker songs to epic songs and we all dug deep to deliver something special. If we weren't going to, then we shouldn't have bothered. I'm glad we did."


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