Life is a case of figuring out the game: what are the rules and how do I excel at it?
The Gospel According To Scott Ian
He was there for the birth of thrash and became one of the key architects of the metal world as we know it. Ladies and gentlemen: Scott Ian.
My parents split up when I was 11, so my brother and I lived with my mom, but even through all of that I just looked at it as, “This is what my life is. Just deal with shit.” Even as a kid I was very focused on being able to do what I wanted to do and figuring out how to make that happen. If that meant getting good grades to keep my mom off my back so I could do whatever the hell I wanted, then I got good grades so nobody would bother me.
My name change was purely practical. I changed my name from Scott Ian Rosenfeld just so I wouldn’t have to sign it for 33 years! Ha ha ha! I’d still be signing autographs at some in-store from 1988 if ‘Rosenfeld’ was still my last name.
Scott Ian’s I Am The Man graphic novel is out now via Da Capo Press. Anthrax’s Chile On Hell DVD is out now via Nuclear Blast