Happy Birthday to Frank Joseph Bello – born July 9, 1965!

Happy Birthday to Frank Joseph Bello – born July 9, 1965!

Frank Joseph Bello is an Italian American musician who plays bass guitar for the thrash metal band Anthrax.

Early life

Frank Joseph Bello is the nephew of Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. Bello had a younger brother Anthony, who was murdered in the Bronx, New York City, on March 25, 1996. His murder was never solved. Bello has a tattoo on his right upper arm, with a design of Anthony’s face, with the words ‘In Memory of Anthony’ below it.


Bello was originally a roadie and guitar technician for Anthrax, but later replaced Dan Lilker soon after the release of the band’s 1984 debut album Fistful of Metal, and has held this position ever since, excluding a brief departure in 2004 in order to join Helmet – another New York City-based metal band. His stint in the band was brief, as Bello reunited with Anthrax the following year, and has remained in the band since.

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