Our third battle in the Mosh Pit Region finds one of the "Big 4" squaring off against one of Viking metal's pioneering bands. Which one will advance to Round 2 of the March Metal Madness competition to name the best 21st Century metal album? That's up to you, so let's look at the nominees.
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. He spoke with Jackie about his current 'Speaking Words' tour and also offered some insight on the progress of Anthrax's next album. If you missed the chat, here’s Jackie’s full interview with Scott Ian.
KISS will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this spring, but much to the dismay of many fans, the group has decided not to perform at the event. In a recent statement, the band revealed that rather than worry which lineups and members are represented during a performance, they've instead decided to focus on the induction. While the move may not make all of KISS' fanbase happy, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, a longtime fan of the group, says he understands the reasoning for it.
Yesterday (Feb. 24), a story about singer Joey Belladonna and his relationship with his Anthrax bandmates was met with some surprise by fans. In a recent interview, Belladonna claimed that he's never quite found his place in Anthrax, rarely speaks with his bandmates and is "only allowed so much friendship" with the instrumental section of the band. In response, guitarist Scott Ian has addressed the situation, publicly stating that Ian loves the Anthrax vocalist.
During a recent interview, Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna opened up about his place within the inner workings of Anthrax. Along with sharing that he's never quite found his place in Anthrax, Belladonna admits he may have never joined the band if he had known how personally closed off he'd feel from his current bandmates.
You'll want to make plans Saturday night (Feb. 22) to check out VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show.' The latest episode finds Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine sitting down for a chat with Lamb of God's Randy Blythe and Chris Adler to promote their new DVD 'As the Palaces Burn,' while Anthrax's Charlie Benante is on hand to show off some of his drum skills leading in and out of commercial breaks.
Metallica and Anthrax are not only part of 'The Big 4,' but also came up through the metal ranks at the same time. Their shared history dates back to the '80s, and sadly Anthrax were there with Metallica during the most traumatic and tragic event of their early career -- the death of bassist Cliff Burton.
You may have caught Scott Ian's 'Speaking Words' in Europe last summer, and if you're in the U.S., you may be catching the Anthrax guitarist's 2014 North American tour dates. However, if you won't be seeing Ian tell his tale in person, you might be able to grab an official DVD release. For a bit of help to finance a DVD release, Ian has set up a direct-to-fan campaign.