What the...??



scott-ian-pokerScott Ian will do just about anything for a buck. It all started with those VH1 talking head appearances and Anthrax’s “reunion” tour with Joey Belladonna… since then he’s lent his face to the failed Nonelouder.com, wrote a comic book, and God knows what else. If nothing else, you’ve got to respect our favorite Big Four Jew for staying motivated.

But this is the last straw. Ian, along with fellow Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano, has teamed up with Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley, and Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley and bassist David Karon to form the new supergroup The Damned Things. Groan…

Some of you might remember the whole Fall Out Bot-covering-Pantera controversy from 2007. What a shitshow! But Scott Ian claims that Trohman and Hurley do have some metal cred after all: “People think of Fall Out Boy and they think of Pete Wentz and Patrick,” Ian told Rock Sound, “These two guys, man, they’re fucking hardcore dudes. Joe writes some amazing riffs.” And look, here’s a picture of one of them wearing a Skeletonwitch t-shirt.

While a band with Ian and Caggiano in it probably won’t be bad, if we’ve learned anything from Them Crooked Vultures it can’t be that good either. At least the latter band consisted of 3 legit dudes one of whom is a fucking LEGEND, while one-third of this band is comprised of members of… Fall Out Boy. Fall Out Fucking Boy. Oh, Scott Ian, what have you done? Hopefully the presence of the two legit metal dudes from ETID will rescue this album from the depths of total suck.


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