For a long time, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian has sported one of metal's most celebrated beards. Once predominantly black, these days Ian has taken a more natural approach to the beard, allowing some gray into the mix. Ian's beard deserves a prominent spot in some sort of Rock and Roll Facial Hair Hall of Fame next to James Hetfield's goat-like chin-plant and Kerry King's whimsical bristles.
Anthrax have been on a hot streak after reuniting with singer Joey Belladonna in 2010. The band has since toured around the world, with high-profile slots on the Big Four concerts and the 2012 Mayhem Festival, along with releasing the critically acclaimed 2011 album 'Worship Music.' With the current lineup remaining strong, guitarist Scott Ian has declared, "This will be the only version of Anthrax until there is no Anthrax."
Thrash-masters Anthrax have been rocking their lethal moniker since the early ‘80s, but after the tragedy of 9/11 and the ensuing threats to public safety through acts of terrorism, their name was called into question by the mainstream media - the same major outlets who paid their then-last record no mind at the time.
There were a lot of people not exactly happy when it was revealed that the inaugural Mayhem Cruise, which was scheduled for later this year, was canceled, and that goes beyond just those who had made arrangements to attend. Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian says the news was a bit of a surprise to him as well.
Get lost, Billy Cosby, metal is invading your territory with the three-night event, 'Rockstars Say the Funniest Things.' Billed as 'a spoken word performance series,' 'Rockstars Say the Funniest Things' will feature musical heavyweights Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver), Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Chris Jericho (Fozzy, WWE Wrestler).
Anthrax's Scott Ian on Mayhem Fest + Next Album
Scott Ian has opened his vaults and the Anthrax archive. The guitarist is auctioning off a multitude of items from over 30 years of his headbanging history. Everything from those famous yellow shorts imprinted with the "Not" saying all over them to a beat up pair of Adidas high tops (size 8, Patrick Ewing style) to vintage passes and tour itineraries are going on the block. If you are a diehard 'Thrax worshipper or tried and true metal fan, there are plenty of items worth owning here. Some of the offerings are priceless.