Annihilator’s Jeff Waters Wants To Reunite With Coburn Pharr For A “Never, Neverland” 30th Anniversary Tour

Annihilator’s Jeff Waters has revealed that he was planning to reunite with Coburn Pharr for a “Never, Neverland” 30th anniversary tour this year, but his plans were derailed by the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, he said he is still hoping to revisit the idea in 2021.

Waters commented:

“Hope everyone staying as safe as possible.
So… I had hinted to all, on our Oct-Dec 2019 Headline Europe Tour, that we would come back in 2020 and celebrate 30 years since the release of our best record (in my opinion, most fans thoughts and the sales back that up, too!):
NEVER, NEVERLAND.

However, as we all know, that is now not a priority and could not happen this year.

I had (my favorite Annihilator) singer, Coburn Pharr, over to the house and studio, last summer. We talked about doing a show or more to play that record and have a lot of fun! Festivals, Agents and Musicians, that we all know, were excited to see this happen and join in to show their love for that record and influence on their careers (think folks that cite Never, Neverland as an influence like: Opeth, Trivium, COB, Slipknot members, tons of others) and I know fans of that era would love it. Coburn and I also discussed doing a short tribute to (RIP) Randy Rampage at the end of the set. Alice In Hell vocalist, Rampage, passed away a few years back.

I had thought about/tried to bring the 3 other members back on board… Ray passed on it, another cannot legally travel and another has been out of the touring game for decades… I was also worried about the health of at least 1 of them, getting back into this, after decades away from it.

Although Coburn, Ray and I were the one’s on the record, and I’d written most of this record years earlier, the 5 piece band was definately the best live version of the band… even though others rocked and our currnet lineup kills!

SO… if this works out, let’s postpone this idea to 2021, pretend it is 30 years since the release & we would LOVE to bring Coburn back to sing the whole record live and do a cool tribute to Rampage.

I would use our current lineup with Fabio, Rich and Aaron and myself and Coburn would make it be done right!

Spread the word. Festivals & Promoters, get a hold of us through our official website! We know this is gonna be a blast, if it works out!!

DO YOU WANNA SEE THIS? WE DO!”

Watch Members Of Kreator, Sepultura, Destruction, Sabaton, Cannibal Corpse, Etc. Take Part In 70000 Tons Of Metal All-Star Jam

During the 2018 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, members of Kreator, Sepultura, Destruction, Sabaton, Cannibal Corpse, Metal Church, etc. took part in in a special all-star jam hosted by Annihilator’s Jeff Waters. You can see footage of the performance, which was called “Jamming With Waters In International Waters,” below:

Setlist:

01. Metal Health / Bang Your Head (QUIET RIOT) 02:42

Vocals: Chris Bay (FREEDOM CALL)
Drums: Specki T.D. (IN EXTREMO)
Guitar: Ryoji Shinomoto (GYZE)
Guitar: Joona Björkroth (BATTLE BEAST)
Bass: Schmier (DESTRUCTION)

02. Rock You Like A Hurricane (SCORPIONS) 10:47

Vocals: Adrienne Cowan (SEVEN SPIRES)
Drums: Specki T.D. (IN EXTREMO)
Guitar: Alex Beyrodt (PRIMAL FEAR)
Guitar: Tommy Johansson (SABATON)
Bass: Jari Kainulainen (MASTERPLAN)

03. Killing Machine (JUDAS PRIEST) 19:05

Vocals: Mike Howe (METAL CHURCH)
Drums: Francesco Jovino (PRIMAL FEAR)
Guitar: Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA)
Guitar: Daniel Mongrain (VOIVOD)
Bass: Johan Jönsegård (OCTOBER TIDE)

04. The Number Of The Beast (IRON MAIDEN) 24:42

Vocals: Päivi “Capri” Virkkunen (AMBERIAN DAWN)
Drums: Francesco Jovino (PRIMAL FEAR)
Guitar: Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN)
Guitar: Johan Reinholdz (DARK TRANQUILLITY)
Bass: Pasi Kauppinen (SONATA ARTICA)

05. Neon Nights (BLACK SABBATH) 31:50

Vocals: Rick Altzi (MASTERPLAN)
Drums: Eloy Casagrande (SEPULTURA)
Guitar: Kurdt Vanderhoof (METAL CHURCH)
Guitar: Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY, MESHUGGAH)
Bass: Hugo Doyon-Karout (BEYOND CREATION)

06. Running Wild (JUDAS PRIEST) 38:40

Vocals: Ralph Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR)
Vocals: Nick Seymour
Drums: Eloy Casagrande (SEPULTURA)
Guitar: Sami Yli-Sirniö (KREATOR)
Guitar: Rob Barrett (CANNIBAL CORPSE)
Bass: Linus Klausenitzer (OBSCURA)

07. Hells Bells (AC/DC) 47:00

Vocals: Noora Louhimo (BATTLE BEAST)
Drums: Cato Bekkevold (ENSLAVED)
Guitar: Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR)
Guitar: Elias Viljanen (SONATA ARTICA)
Bass: Mat Sinner (PRIMAL FEAR)

08. Pull The Plug (DEATH) 55:02

Vocals: Steffen Kummerer (OBSCURA)
Drums: Cato Bekkevold (ENSLAVED)
Guitar: Steffen Kummerer (OBSCURA)
Guitar: Ricardo Falcon (SINISTER)
Bass: Bud Burke (EXHUMED)

09. D.O.A. (VAN HALEN) 1:04:02

Vocals: Adrienne Cowan (SEVEN SPIRES)
Drums: Stet Howland (METAL CHURCH)
Guitar: Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR)
Bass: Eero Sipilä (XANDRIA)

10. Swords & Tequila (RIOT) 1:10:40

Vocals: Snake (VOIVOD)
Drums: Stet Howland (METAL CHURCH)
Guitar: Mike (DESTRUCTION)
Guitar: Tom Naumann (PRIMAL FEAR)
Bass: Jesper Anastasiadis (KORPIKLAANI)

11. Chemical Warfare (SLAYER) 1:15:20

Vocals: Matt Harvey (EXHUMED)
Drums: Vaaver (DESTRUCTION)
Guitar: Ivar Bjørnson (ENSLAVED
Guitar: Markus Vanhala (INSOMNIUM)
Bass: Dominique Laroche (VOIVOD)

12. Whiplash (METALLICA) 1:24:40

Vocals: Mille Petrozza (KREATOR)
Drums: Vaaver (DESTRUCTION)
Guitar: Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA)
Guitar: Matt Harvey (EXHUMED)
Bass: Schmier (DESTRUCTION)

[via Blabbermouth]

Behemoth, Venom, Annihilator, Etc. Members Cover Motörhead’s “Ace Of Spades”

While onboard the 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise, Nergal (Behemoth), Cronos (Venom), Jeff Waters (Annihilator), Mike Sifringer (Destruction) and Specki T.D. (In Extremo) joined forces for an all-star jam. During the performance, the five rocked a cover version Motörhead’s “Ace Of Spades.” Check it out: