NAMM 2021 Scott Ian In Conversation With Eddie Trunk Jackson Guitars & D'Addario Strings
On the verge of the band's 40th anniversary, Anthrax's Scott Ian reflects on early music-making, stories from the road, and future projects with rock journalist Eddie Trunk.
About Scott Ian Certainly the most recognizable member of Anthrax, Scott writes all the band's lyrics and is its rhythm guitarist. He also is an author, having released two books - the autobiographical I'm The Man: The Story of That Guy From Anthrax (2015), Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life (2017), and was invited by DC Comics to write the comic book Lobo, Highway To Hell. 2014 and 2018 saw Ian touring the UK, North America, and Australia on his Speaking Words tour, entertaining audiences with the life and times of Scott Ian. He is a founding member of the thrash band Stormtroopers of Death, an avid poker player, and had his moment of undead glory when he played a zombie in an episode of The Walking Dead for the series' fifth season. Most recently, he co-wrote and recorded the comedy/metal album, Grandpa Metal, with long-time friend, comedian/actor Brian Posehn, and joined Mr. Bungle for that band's first shows in 20 years as well as for the recording of their next album, The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny (release date TBA). Scott is endorsed by Jackson Guitars and plays with D'Addario Strings and Picks. Visit his website at https://scott-ian.com. ** ** **
About Eddie Trunk ** Eddie Trunk is a 34-year music industry veteran who has built a reputation for being one of the most respected personalities in the world of Rock, Hard Rock, and Heavy Metal. Eddie has spent time as a record executive and has also worked in artist management, but has found his calling as a broadcaster, host, and interviewer on radio and TV. Eddie hosts "Eddie Trunk Live," a weekly live music, talk & interview show every Monday night (6 – 10p ET/ 3-7 Pacific) on SiriusXM satellite radio channel 39 (Hair Nation), which is branded "Trunk Nation" during his program. The show has become appointment listening throughout America and Canada due to its in-depth interviews, commentary, and wide-ranging guests and audience calls. It is one of satellite radio's few live interactive shows on a music channel and features Eddie's brand of "music and talk that rocks." In 2016 Eddie was named host of the AXS TV series Real To Reel, which spotlights music documentaries of all genres. In October of that year, Eddie became one of three daily live radio shows on the newly launched SiriusXM 24/7 music talk channel called Volume (106). Eddie is heard live daily Monday-Friday 2-4 PM ET (replay 10-Mid ET), taking calls, doing interviews, and providing commentary on all things rock with a wide variety of the biggest names in rock. In 2018, AXS TV debuted _TrunkFes_t, hosted by Eddie Trunk. In this brand new TV series, Eddie takes viewers on a tour of experiences at music festivals around the world. Learn more about Eddie at www.eddietrunk.com