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Hot New Band: Motor Sister

May we introduce you to Motor Sister - the best birthday present Anthrax legend Scott Ian has ever received...

“We are Motor Sister, and much like Motörhead, we play rock’n’roll,” says Scott Ian, introducing his new band from the stage of Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus bar at what is the LA’s quintet’s first public gig. The name might be a new one for the 300 people in attendance but the group’s personnel are assuredly not.

Alongside Anthrax guitarist Scott, rhythm section Joey Vera and John Tempesta have a collective CV boasting stints in Testament, White Zombie, Armored Saint and Fates Warning, while backing vocalist Pearl Aday, Ian’s wife, is a gifted solo artist in her own right. Front and centre on Saint Vitus’s tiny stage is Jim Wilson, now lead guitarist with Sparks and Daniel Lanois, and formerly the frontman with defunct LA hard rockers Mother Superior, in whose honour this supergroup was first convened, at Scott Ian’s bidding, some 15 months ago.


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