Over the last few weeks we’ve caught up with the key players within the fret burning community.
And we’ve compiled exclusive interviews with the genre leaders – henceforth known as the RUSHONROCKRiffLords.
Today we feature the one and only Scott Ian from Anthrax!
Riff Lord: Scott Ian
Current Album: Worship Music
Signature riff: Caught In A Mosh
First song learnt: Wipeout (Surfaris)
Favourite song played: I started playing guitar in 1973 and I suppose the first song I played again and again was Ted Nugent’s Cat Scratch Fever. I still play that song!
Favourite Anthrax song: Right now it’s In The End from our new album.
Favourite rock song ever: The first song that comes into my mind is Iron Maiden’s Number Of The Beast. Not a bad choice?
Favourite other instrument: I’m a capable drummer. That means I think I’m a capable drummer. I can play a bit. I think.
Your Riff Lord: It’s a toss up between Angus and Malcolm Young. You can’t have one without the other and you can’t like one without liking the other. They have more to do with who I am as a musician than anyone else.