If there was any doubt left that Anthrax amicably parted ways with guitarist Rob Caggiano, this video will likely erase it. Caggiano now mans the guitar for Danish rockers Volbeat, and during the band's Sept. 16 gig in Los Angeles, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian was invited onstage to perform the Volbeat track 'Pool of Booze, Booze, Booza,' which was preceded by a small piece of Anthrax's 'I Am the Law.'
It's official: Anthrax are working on the follow-up album to 2011's 'Worship Music.' This should come as great relief to fans, as they waited eight years between 'We've Come For You All' and the most recent disc. As we all know, turmoil surrounded the band during those years and things within the Anthrax camp have since stabilized, allowing the band to get back to a regular album and tour cycle.
In the world of metal, the first big story of 2013 was the announcement that guitarist Rob Caggiano had left Anthrax. No longer attaining happiness from his time with the legendary thrash band, Caggiano left and began to focus on producing records. Caggiano's first project since his Anthrax departure was to man to board for Volbeat's newest album, 'Outlaw Gentleman & Shady Ladies,' but he also ended up joining Volbeat as a full-time member.
After the departure of Rob Caggiano in January, Anthrax were left without a lead guitarist, but the band quickly tapped Shadows Fall axeman Jonathan Donais to fill the void. Now, after a successful trek headlining the 2013 Metal Alliance tour and a bunch of international shows, Anthrax's Scott Ian has publicly stated that Donais is the new full-time shredder for the band.
If you were to ask any given metalhead who they thought the greatest metal band of all time is, the answer would often be Black Sabbath or Metallica. However, in the very valid opinion of Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, that distinction goes to Iron Maiden, who were recently presented with the Inspiration Award at the 2013 Kerrang! Music Awards. Ian was given the honor of passing on the award to Maiden and the bearded Anthrax strummer just shared a transcribed version of his passionate speech from the awards ceremony.
For years, Anthrax guitar great Scott Ian has been approached for autographs by fans with collectibles from an old card series he was part of in the '80s, but the rocker may see some new cards coming his way soon as he's one of the rockers on board for the 2013 Topps Archives Heavy Metal Autographs series.