scott ian


Scott Ian is easily one of the most recognizable figures in the heavy metal world. Everyone is familiar with his work with the groundbreaking thrash act Anthrax, but they might not be aware that he also does public speaking engagements around the world. Swearing Words In Glasgow is a new DVD that captures one of the early performances of Ian, with no band or guitar, telling funny stories to a more than enthusiastic crowd. I recently had a chance to sit and chat with Ian about this venture. Here is how the conversation went.

A while back I had heard that Scott Ian was doing spoken word tours, and sadly, I was not able to make it to any of the dates. As a fan of Anthrax from the very beginning I was curious to see what Scott had to say, so when the opportunity came up to review this DVD, I was totally stoked. The setup is similar to a stand-up comedy show, but instead of telling jokes for 2 hours, Ian mixes things up with humor, real life stories, and towards the end, a no-holds-barred Q&A period.