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Frank Bello and Rare Bird will release the Anthrax bass player’s debut solo EP, Then I’m Gone, on Nov. 4, 2022. The EP features three songs alongside excerpts from his 2021 autobiography.

Bello even performs all instruments, except drums, on the songs “Then I’m Gone,” “It Won’t Be Long,” and “See Me Now.”

“I revisited some really dark times in my life when I was writing my book, and writing these songs was the result of reliving them,” Bello said in a statement. “Music has always been a great outlet for me as a coping mechanism. I felt it was a good time to put out these songs for people who connected with the book and maybe some who haven’t yet. Thanks for listening!”

Anne Erickson's 20 Favorite Metal Songs About Love

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  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: Pig Destroyer

  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: HIM

  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: WASP

  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: Judas Priest

  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: Iron Maiden

  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: Gwar

  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: My Dying Bride

  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: Voivod

  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: Scorpions

  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: Dio

  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: Trivium

  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: Velvet Revolver

  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: Sleeping with Sirens

  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: Skid Row

  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: Pantera

  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: Slipknot

  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: Killswitch Engage

  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: Motley Crue

  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: Type O Negative

  • Metal and Rock Songs About Love: Amorphis

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!