Another year, another edition of the Grammy Awards. A bunch of great bands were given a Best Metal Performance nomination for the 2014 ceremony. Among the acts nominated are Anthrax, who received the nod for their cover of AC/DC's 'T.N.T.' We caught up with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian on the phone to get his reaction to the nomination.
Want a double shot of metal hilarity? Check out the first full episode of 'Cooking Hostile,' an online animated clip that takes Pantera / Down legend Phil Anselmo and sticks him into the world of culinary arts. Along with Anthrax's Scott Ian and Suicidal Tendencies' Mike Muir, Phil Anselmo's music is re-invented with hit after hit of food-based parody.
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.'
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.
Scott Ian of Anthrax was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. The guitarist spoke all about the band's recent touring and expressed his aspirations for playing with AC/DC. Ian also talked about upcoming tour dates and new material. If you missed Full Metal Jackie’s show, check out her interview with Scott Ian below: