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Anthrax Guitarist Comments On Episode 3 Of VH1's "SuperGroup"

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ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has commented on episode three of "SuperGroup", the VH1 "reality" TV program starring Ian, Ted Nugent, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, ex-BIOHAZARD bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld and drummer Jason Bonham (BONHAM, UFO, FOREIGNER). Filming for the program commenced on February 22, with the premise being to lock several musicians in a house for 12 days and get them to write and record some new original music. In addition to the five musicians, star manager Doc McGhee (KISS) was in charge for the duration of filming/recording. The all-star band — dubbed DAMNOCRACY — also performed a headlining set at the Empire Ballroom in Las Vegas on March 5.

Commented Scott: "I thought episode 3 kicked ass. They just keep getting better. I love in episode 3 when Doc says that the song [that DAMNOCRACY wrote and demoed on the show] would be a great song in 1982 but not in 2006. I take that as a compliment. Rob Cavallo [producer] says it's dated. Dated? Hmmm, the guy that produces GREEN DAY who sound exactly like the BUZZCOCKS says we sound dated. Interesting. I guess the WHITE STRIPES sound dated as well. And PEARL JAM and JOSS STONE and everyone else that sounds like '70s music. Or bands like AVENGED SEVENFOLD that are straight out of '80s thrash. Are they dated? Why is dated a negative? I understand being objective, it's just that dated to me is not a negative. We're playing music that we love and organically created. What should we sound like? What is current? Should we have forced ourselves to sound like something we're not? That would've been the lamest and most transparent thing we could've done. They wanted us to cover a KELLY CLARKSON song. That was their idea. I actually went as far as to learn it, be open-minded and all, and quickly realized it would've been so fucking retarded for us to do that. Duh. Hey, I'm an open-minded kind of guy. That song works for her, not for DAMNOCRACY. Anyway, hopefully we will finish these demos and you'll get to hear what we did. Let us know if you want to hear it. Maybe that will light a fire under our asses."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. psythe writes:

lol, "I actually went so far as to learn it" - looks like he dont catch on so quick :P

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 10:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. no one writes:

haha good one psythe...but with respect towards scott

# Jun 9, 2006 @ 1:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. psythe writes:

ohh, i have a lot of respect for anthrax. i was joking, plain and simple.

# Jun 9, 2006 @ 7:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. pursuit of vikings writes:

i thought they called the band fist???

# Jun 9, 2006 @ 7:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Thrash banger writes:

Avenged Sevenfold are straight out of 80s thrash?
What the F*** Scott?

# Jun 9, 2006 @ 7:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. CFH writes:

the only thing really super about this group is scott the rest are somewhat sub-par when the word super is introduced.

# Jun 9, 2006 @ 7:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. kale writes:

Scott and The Nug are awesome. The rest can go to hell. It's a stupid show.

# Jun 9, 2006 @ 9:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. amit writes:

this is exactly what metal doesnt need bunch of posers doing reality television that is so f*** not metal...Bands are formed between friends who drink beer together while listening to thier IRON MAIDEN CD's....BOY BANDS are bunch of people grouped together to play music...I agree times are changing and I can expect bands to be formed the same way...but have you seen the show????I thought I would actually get to see some guitar playing and drumming but lol....Waht i see is Metal Version of Laguna Beach in Vegas...POSERS !!!.Except for Sebastian...everyone else in that band should retire.....and Scott Ian isnt this the same guy who likes public enemy ???

If you opppose to what i say I think you should go back to your limp bizkit, korn and st. anger sh** and stfu....

I am sure Dimebag Darell, Cliff Burton and Chuck Schuldiner are laughing at this right now....drinking thier Jack Daniels

# Jun 9, 2006 @ 10:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. thraxer writes:

amit, your a toolbag, your sebastian bach comment proves that! SCOTTY IS THE THE ONLY ROCKER STILL ROCKIN IN THIS LINEUP!!!

# Jun 9, 2006 @ 11:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. SPIRIT OF THE ELDER GODS writes:

To amit:-Scott Ian is also the guy with one of the coolest side projects in history.(Stormtroopers Of Death).So in the immortal lines of one of their best songs why don't you "Kill Yourself,Kill yourself,Why Don't You Kill Yourself,Don't rely on no-one else,Kill yourself Now !!".It really would be interesting to take a look at all our favuorite bands personal record collections.Do you seriously think that all they listen to is Metal ? We might all be very suprised and a little shocked by what we might find !!

# Jun 10, 2006 @ 5:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Igor writes:

"That's so not metal...", blah, bla. WTF? Enough with the rebel underground bullcrap. Metal's been around forever and whether you like it or not, it's on TV and it's popular for the most part. This is a good show, fun to watch and I cannot wait to hear wht they came up with. Uncle Nuge is the sh** and so is everyone else. It's all for good music and some inevitable drama, that's the TV for you.
It's gonna be badass to hear the mix of Anthrax, Nuge and Biohazard with crazy bastard Bach on vocals. Yeah, ok. I'm done.

METAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Jun 26, 2006 @ 12:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Rat Sushi writes:

ENOUGH with your goddamn metal. You're making me sick.

Don't get me wrong, I love metal, but I know what it IS. And metal, this is not.
Have you heard the demos (or watched the show, obviously)?

This is not metal. this is straight up rock'n'roll, and there IS a difference. "Take it Back" is the only song I've heard so far that sounded 'metal'. And that was only rythm guitar. To be quite honest, I really don't like that song, because as amazing as they both are, you can't combine Scott Ian's thrash rythms with Ted's bluesy leads. It just doesn't work in that song.

In all the other songs so far, it sounds promising.

And to Amit....You're full of it. You obviously have no idea what you're talking about. You're such a noob to metal that you're still trying to be a badass about it. (IRON MAIDEN, maaaan.... drinking beer, maaaan... those guys are POSERS maaan)

Get over it, because it makes you sound ignorant.

Sebastian is great... yet you call Ted Nugent a poser? TED NUGENT. One of the guys responsible for practically CREATING metal back in the 70's. And you call SCOTT IAN a poser. You cite Dimebag and Cliff, and yet you insult one of the ORIGINAL thrash guitarists. Anthrax was part of the big four. Bay Area, San Francisco. Slayer, Exodus, Metallica, Anthrax. They STARTED the whole thrash metal movement.

Next time you wanna pretend to be smart, at least get your facts straight.
Thanks for your time.

Noob.

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