Scott Ian

Anthrax’s Scott Ian Does His Best Kerry King Impression, Sports Huge Chains

In a video the Anthrax guitarist shared last week, Scott Ian hung some large, menacing chains from his waist in a goofy impression of Slayer guitar icon Kerry King. King is known for wearing the same type of imposing metal links onstage with Slayer before they called it a day in 2019. And the chains he hung from one side of his waist were real metal. (Though they appeared to some to resemble a comically large wallet chain.)
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When Anthrax’s Scott Ian First Dated Meat Loaf’s Daughter

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian recalled the nervous experience of his first encounter with Meat Loaf as he took the singer’s daughter on their first date. Ian, who married Pearl Aday in 2011, will never forget the moment he met his future father-in-law – real name Marvin Lee Aday – who died in January at 74.
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Scott Ian Thinks Stormtroopers of Death Would Get “Cancelled” Today

Whether you think it’s for better or for worse, people think more carefully about how the things they say will affect others when they speak. Some artists and comedians have labeled so-called cancel culture as the death of free expression, fighting against it with creative and original arts and crafts.

Anthrax's Scott Ian: S.O.D. Would Be "Canceled" Today

Formed in 1985 by Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian as a vehicle for a politically incorrect undead character he had drawn named "Sargent D," Stormtroopers of Death (a.k.a. S.O.D.) garnered controversy even back in the day for the deliberately offensive lyrics of songs like "Speak English or Die" and "Fuck the Middle East." But in a new interview with Metal Hammer, Ian says that the band might not even have survived today's sociopolitical climate.

Anthrax’s Scott Ian explains why he thinks Dimebag Darrell revolutionised metal

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, one of the founding fathers of thrash metal, has recently described what it was like when he met Dimebag Darrell, describing the Pantera shredder as a “hero” of his. In the interview, Ian also explains why he believes Pantera’s legacy is only continuing to expand, despite the band breaking up nearly twenty years ago.

Scott Ian: Anthrax Wouldn't Exist Without 'Worship Music' and Big 4 Shows

Scott Ian doesn't think Anthrax would be here right now if they didn't make 2011's Worship Music and play the final round of Big Four shows with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth. In a new interview with Metal Hammer, the guitarist reflected on the last decade of his band's career, and came to the conclusion that if they didn't reunite with ex-singer Joey Belladonna — who hadn't played on an album since 1990's Persistence of Time — and play those arena gigs with their thrash peers, then he doesn't think Anthrax "would still be here ten years later."

Scott Ian: “Without the Big Four Shows and Worship Music, I Don’t Think Anthrax Would Still Be Here”

The Big Four—Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax—are pretty much as iconic as heavy metal bands can get. When they got together to perform a number of shows in 2010 and 2011, it was a historic milestone for thrash metal. It wasn’t every day that the four largest pioneers of the genre shared the stage together and, at the time, it felt like few larger concerts had occurred. Now, in a recent interview a decade-plus after the fact, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian is looking back on 2011, a year he says was vital to the future of his band.

When Anthrax’s Scott Ian Got Arrested with Metallica’s Cliff Burton

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian recalled the moment he was arrested under suspicion of drugs alongside late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton. The incident took place in London in 1984, two years before the tour bus crash that killed Burton. In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Ian said the bands had been sharing an apartment for three weeks while working on release-related duties.