Scott Ian Doesn’t Remember Neil Turbin
I know Scott Ian has met Neil Turbin before, because with not very much effort, I can find multiple of pictures of the two of them standing like three feet away from one another:
But I guess Ian’s memory has gone the way of his hair, because he recently gave the following quote to The Sydney Morning Herald:
“We’ve only ever had two singers, that’s the way I look at it. It’s Joey [Belladonna, 13 years as vocalist] and John [Bush, 14 years], and that’s it. I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with two amazing singers.”
And then, in the very next paragraph, he mentions A Fistful of Metal, which, again, would suggest that he’s aware of Neil Turbin’s existence. Even if one were willing to pretend that Dan Nelson was never actually in Anthrax (which, y’know, he was), why would you try to erase Turbin from the history books? Okay, so maybe he’s nobody’s favorite Anthrax vocalist (although there are plenty of days when I think I’d rather have him back in the band than
my Aunt Myrtle Belladonna), but A Fistful of Metal is a good album! Even the band must think that, because they routinely play songs from it!
So… like… yeah! NEIL TURBIN EXISTS!