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.
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.
The metal world is abuzz about Anthrax creating their 11th studio album. Never looking to repeat themselves, Anthrax are currently coming together to write something fresh, and with new guitarist Jonathan Donais (Shadows Fall) on board, Scott Ian is pumped for fans to hear what the thrash legends will come up with next.
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.