Anthrax’s Scott Ian Unveils Clips From Spoken Word DVD, Book Excerpt
In 2014, a fan’s relationship with the men and music of Anthrax is pretty complicated. Let’s sum it up thusly: We love their songs, we could live happily without their vibe. That’s why it might blow your mind that dudes pay for and travel to Scott Ian’s spoken word shows, where Anthrax’s great music is absent and their crabbiest element is prevalent. Of course, those not-silly people might be fans from a distance, ones with no nose in the year-to-year shit of Anthrax’s firings, gripes, and mood swings. They may be aiming for no more than a night of metal talk and funny old stories. They may have never seen Ian blab humorlessly on cable anthology shows or explain impatiently the many things we don’t get about being in Anthrax. May Dio bless them, their logic is good.
But is Ian’s one-man show good? The answer must be yes, for a DVD shot on his tour arrives November 13 and is titled Swearing Words In Glasgow. And Ian’s memoir, I’m The Man: The Story Of That Guy From Anthrax, is out Tuesday. So, like his professed role models Henry Rollins and Jello Biafra, he must spin bummer stories with good humor and recount hilarious antics humbly. Right? You tell us, preview clips below and a book excerpt here (via L.A. Weekly):