Thursday, August 7, 2014

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian to release Swearing Words DVD

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian will release a new DVD, “Swearing Words In Glasgow”, on November 13.

The package features Ian recorded live during his “Speaking Words” tour, where the rocker shared stories from his 30-plus year career with the thrash metal band.

“I’ve always loved musicians like Jello Biafra and Henry Rollins, who have the balls to do spoken word performances,” explains Ian. “It’s just them and the mike. There’s no band to make them look good or cover up their mistakes. They’re alone, naked. It’s seemed like a really cool thing to do, but I’m not especially political and while I’m interested in a lot of different subjects from good food to great comic books, I’m not enough of an expert in any one area to get onstage and talk about it like I know any more than anyone else.”

“Once I got over my jitters and latched into a groove I felt like I was performing at Madison Square Garden,” he continued. “The euphoria of being onstage telling stories about my life and getting an immediate reaction from the crowd was better than crystal meth… not that I’ve ever tried crystal meth, but I’ve watched enough episodes of ‘Breaking Bad’ to know it gets you really high. I was making contact, they were intently listening, empathizing and laughing, not at me, but with me. Some stories were better than others, but overall the pace, the flow, the interaction felt amazing. And while I know I’m a long way from guys like Rollins and Biafra, I felt like I had been doing this for years.”

The “Swearing Words In Glasgow” DVD is a full performance recording, filmed towards the end of the tour run in Glasgow, Scotland, and is being funded by a popular PledgeMusic campaign, which recently surpassed its goal with the help of dedicated fans.

To pre-order the DVD or for more information, visit the PledgeMusic campaign page here.

The DVD comes a month after Ian will release his memoir, “I’m The Man: The Official Story Of Anthrax.”

Due October 14, the fast-paced, humorous and revealing memoir from the Anthrax leader sees Ian telling his life story, starting with his upbringing as a nerdy Jewish boy in Queens, New York, and evolving through his first musical epiphany when he saw The Who on television and decided he wanted to play guitar. Not long after, Ian saw KISS at Madison Square Garden and realized what he wanted to do with his life.

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