Scott Ian is a man who wears many hats (and beards), but the legendary Anthrax guitarist's latest endeavor will be not a spoken-word tour, but a "Speaking Words" tour. After over 30 years of Anthrax, appearances on 12 different VH1 shows, and even as a zombie in 'The Walking Dead,' Ian obviously has his share of stories to tell.
Outspoken Twisted Sister vocalist Dee Snider will have the tables turned on him on Jan. 24 when he becomes the subject of the 2nd Annual 'Rock & Roll Roast' taking place in Anaheim, Calif. The musician will be lovingly skewered by peers such as Zakk Wylde, Anthrax's Scott Ian and Lita Ford, as well as several comedians and celebrities.
As one of metal's most beloved musicians, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian has taken his thrashing career to many different forms of entertainment. Ian has dabbled as a television personality for VH1's 'The Rock Show,' 'Supergroup' and various editions of the 'I Love the…' series, along with additional appearances on 'The Walking Dead' and in Brian Posehn's 'Metal By Numbers.' Having conquered those goals, Ian has now moved into a new form of entertainment, a one-man 'Speaking Words' tour.
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian surely has a mass of wisdom to bestow onto us. As a founding member of Anthrax, Ian has been laying down the law in metal for more than 30 years. And with the band's latest album, 'Worship Music,' being universally praised by critics and fans alike, Ian has proven that he has staying power in the metal universe. And his beard is really cool, too!
Get Slayer's Kerry King and Anthrax's Scott Ian in front of a camera together, and all you have to do is get out of the way while two hard rock legends talk -- which is exactly what the producers at Fuse.tv did recently when King and Ian arrived in the studio to discuss their recent Metal Masters 4 concert.
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.