Anthrax’s Scott Ian to Appear on March 1 Episode of ‘The Walking Dead’
Looks like Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian will finally "walk" his way onto AMC. Four years after his Walking Dead cameo was unfortunately used on a webisode rather than the show itself, Ian's decomposed face will get its close-up on this Sunday's (March 1) episode.
You may remember Scott Ian's 2011 zombie makeover from the very early stages of The Walking Dead. Now that the show has entered its fifth season, the special effects have taken a massive leap forward, and you can see that in Ian's new bloated zombie head.
Nerdist posted a video last year documenting Scott Ian's marathon makeup session and on-set shoot, which was a dream come true for the Anthrax guitarist, who even called the experience a 'Make-A-Wish' kind of day. “I was always just like, ‘Goddamn, it would be the coolest f–king thing if I could ever get to be a walker," says Ian. "I got to do the webisode thing and that was awesome and I remember Greg [Nicotero] telling me at one point that everyone in the business wants to come be a walker, so we kind of put the kibosh on all of that. I didn’t think it would ever happen.”
Speaking of the connection between metal and horror, Ian says, "They've always gone hand in hand. Metal guys are huge nerds. [Laughs] A good percentage of are either horror or sci-fi or comic book or fantasy nerds. So, all of a sudden if you have some disposable income, you're like, 'Wow, I can actually buy that zombie head from that movie!'"
Be sure to catch Scott Ian attacking Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) on the upcoming episode of The Walking Dead on Sunday night at 9PM ET. Will Ian finally be the one to take a chomp out of the show's central character? We'll be tuning in to find out!
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