Back in 1997, Anthrax guitarist — and avowed New York Yankees fanatic — Scott Ian was arrested for allegedly attempting to steal an on-deck circle from the Yankees' spring training camp in Tampa, Florida. Luckily for Ian, after spending only a few hours in jail, paying a fine and apologizing to the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, the charges were eventually dropped.
The Metal Masters Clinic 2 — featuring Slayer's Kerry King, Anthrax's Frank Bello and Charlie Benante, Megadeth's David Ellefson, and drum legend Mike Portnoy—is taking place today at the Best Buy Theater in New York City. You can watch that and a concert by Anthrax—featuring some mind-blowing surprise guests — right here. The clinic is being presented by Samson, Hartke, Zoom, and Best Buy Music Gear.
What magazine would be just crazy enough to fly all the way to Milan, Italy, just to get all of the members of the Big Four together for a once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot and a historic roundtable discussion? If you didn't immediately guess Guitar World, then you just haven't been paying attention.
Monday, June 6, Charlie Benante from Anthrax stopped by Guitar World HQ to play us some new songs from the band's long-awaited new album, Worship Music. A few lucky staffers got to hear three fully mixed songs and a couple of rough mixes, not to mention check out a miniature version of the album art on Charlie's iPhone. Here are some first impressions.