This Day In Metal. ANTHRAX
Anthrax rhythm guitarist and main lyricist Scott Ian turns 53 today!
Born Scott Rosenfeld on December 31, 1963 in Queens, New York, Scott fell under the spell of KISS early on, resulting in an interest in guitar, and by the early '80s, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement (Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead, etc.). Looking to form a band in that style, Scott formed Anthrax.
Scott co-founded Anthrax with Dan Lilker in 1981 and is the only member to remain with the band throughout its entire lifespan. He is Anthrax's rhythm guitarist and primary lyricist. Scott also co-founded Stormtroopers of Deat (aka S.O.D.) and is a member of The Damned Things, which features members of Anthrax and Fall Out Boy.