The King Of The Moshers: SCOTT IAN!

Today's Elevenses Throws Eleven Quick Questions At 'The King Of The Moshers' Scott Ian!

Scott 'Not' Ian is the main lyricist and rhythm guitarist for the thrash metal band Anthrax, which has sold over 10 million albums. Scott is one of the most recognisable and influential figures in the world of heavy metal. He as appeared on a host of TV shows and Anthrax is arguably the most original and visionary band of it's 'big four' peers - Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer.

So what’s your drink of choice at 11am in the morning?


Which song/album really made you want to play guitar?

Kiss 'Alive'.

Who’s the world’s greatest guitarist?

Eddie Van Halen!

Who’s the world’s most underrated guitarist?

Malcolm Young.

So what are you up to at the moment?

Writing the new Anthrax album.

What was the last gig you went to (as a member of the audience)?
Who would be in your dream line-up?

Van Halen in Los Angeles. They ruled!!!!

Bon Scott on vocals

Dimebag on guitar

Jimi Hendrix on guitar

Phil Lynott on bass/vocals

and John Bonham on drums.

How many guitars do your own and which one is ‘your precious’?

Too many!!! My Jackson Randy Rhoads from 1982 or my 81 Gibson V is my precious.

What’s the last great album that you bought (or were given)?

Machine Head 'The Blackening'.

Do you suffer from stage fright?


So what’s your drink of choice at 11pm in the evening?

Wine, Champagne, Whisky, Beer..... it depends on my mood.


(Interview Date: 21st Dec 2007)