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Anthrax guitarist says Penticton Jesus is on the guest list after arrest

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The man who dressed as Jesus to attend last week’s heavy metal concert in Penticton will be on the guest list at the next Anthrax show.

Anthrax was one of the headlining bands, however Tim Dubyah (not his real name) was kicked out and arrested before either of the main acts got on stage.

That caused a friend of Dubyah’s to also miss the headliners. To pay him back, Dubyah contacted Anthrax’s lead guitarist Scott Ian via Cameo. It’s a website that allows fans to hire celebrities to make personalized videos.

“So let me get this straight, Jesus,” Ian’s video begins. “I only have one side of the story, and that’s the story that’s been all over the internet: that angry drunk Jesus showed up at our show and got thrown out by the cops. And now you’re telling me, Jesus, that not only did you get thrown out but your buddy Doug who actually followed you out when you got kicked out, couldn’t get back in and missed his first anthrax show. And now you want me to send him love and apologies – I thought that’s what you’re supposed to do, Jesus.”

Ian called it the best Cameo request he’s ever gotten, and said the story “is legendary in this camp right now.”

“We would have absolutely done something to not let those Roman Centurions throw you out of our show,” Ian said.

Bass player Frank Bello chimes into the Cameo to promise he would have defended Jesus, had he known he was being removed.

Ian then extends a generous offer.

“Next time you want to come to a show hit me up, and I promise you I will put you on the guest list. You have to come as Jesus, but maybe don’t be angry and drunk next time. Just be nice Jesus, okay?”

As a big fan of Ian and Anthrax, Dubyah said it was cool to find out that the band was familiar with his mishap.

“I was pretty much crying through the whole message,” Dubyah said. “You can tell (Ian) was interested in it – he almost knows the story better than I do.”

One week later, Jesus still has a sore rib and can’t remember how it happened. His earliest memory of feeling the injury was halfway through the night he spent in the drunk tank.

The drunk tank “sucked” and “was uncomfortable as hell.”

— Various edits and corrections were made to this story at 1 p.m. Jan. 28.

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