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Anthrax’s Scott Ian To Release Official Memoir ‘I’m the Man’

Scott Ian of Anthrax
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Anthrax‘s Scott Ian has just announced that he’ll be releasing an official memoir. The beloved thrash guitarist has teamed up with prolific journalist Jon Wiederhorn to pen the book, which will be titled ‘I’m the Man.’

Scott Ian has surely lived a life worth reading about. As a founding member of Anthrax, Ian has experienced the entire lifespan of a small New York City metal band turned commercially successful and eventually iconic over the past 30-plus years. Having released 10 albums with Anthrax and three full-lengths with Stormtroopers of Death while touring the world many times over, you know Ian has got some good stories to share.

‘I’m the Man’ promises to cover Ian’s life from his upbringing “in a dysfunctional home, and his escapism into the turbulent world of heavy metal.” “Why a book?” asks Ian. “Because I think my story can connect with anyone and, if I was able to make the life I wanted for myself happen, then anyone can. I’m really excited to be writing a book because the idea of getting forty-something years of stuff out of my brain and onto the page seems very therapeutic. Plus if I didn’t do it now, I’d start forgetting and wouldn’t be able to share all these killer stories with you, my friends!”

Jon Wiederhorn, who has contributed to Loudwire in the past, has made his mark on the world of metal, having released two acclaimed books this year: “Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal’ and ‘Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen.’

‘I’m the Man’ is currently scheduled for a Fall 2014 release via Da Capo Press.

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