Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life (Hardback)Scott Ian (author)
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Scott Ian, rhythm guitarist and cofounder of Anthrax and author of I'm the Man, collects all of his craziest hard rock stories into one balls-to-the-wall volume. Access All Areas has tales of humor, excess, fun, debauchery, food, booze, and mayhem from Scott's many years on the road as well as his encounters with celebrities like Dimebag Darrell, Trent Reznor/NIN, Madonna, Lemmy Kilmister, John Carpenter, Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Slayer, David Lee Roth, and many more.
In recent years, Scott Ian's "Speaking Words" club tours have drawn a devoted crowd of metal fans who love a good rock story. Ian has perfected his delivery, comic timing, and ability to highlight where the ridiculous meets the sublime. Best of all, Ian seems to lack the ability to be embarrassed, rendering Access All Areas howlingly funny, self-deprecating, and every bit as brash and brazen as one would expect from one of the original architects of speed metal.
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 374 g
Dimensions: 218 x 144 x 23 mm
"Born storyteller Scott Ian recounts his craziest collection of takes of life on the road as a touring musician."--Music Connection
"Full of anecdotes from the man's nearly four decades on the metal frontline...Scott's natural role is as a storyteller...This is a job he does superbly, with warmth and wit, sharp insight and no end of banter."
"A collection of assorted tales from one man's journey in the world of music-the highs and lows of fame, personal brushes with natural events, brief forays into acting and most importantly-musical madness!... Scott's stories have a real gripping feel to them-when you read them, it almost feels like you're sat at a bar with him, nursing a pint and hanging off of his every word!...Highly amusing, a great read."
"You don't have to be a fan of heavy metal to enjoy this book."--Media Mikes
"Captivating tales of life on the road...Filled with personal and hilarious stories...[A] fun and enjoyable read. You will feel like you are best friends with him and are just bullshitting at the bar having a nice cold one. He has a great sense of humor whether it is him joking around with a celebrity or poking fun at himself. This is a book for anyone whether you know who Scott is or not."--KNAC.com
"This book covers a lot of ground from the moment Ian got the bug to be a performer to the many unbelievable stories that have highlighted his more than 34-year career."--Pure Grain Audio
"[Ian] proves to be the ultimate storyteller. His remarkable memory, attention to detail, and ability to make almost everything funny-ranging from mildly amusing to downright hilarious-keeps the reader enthralled and entertained. The tales recounted are so realistic, it almost seems like you were there when the debauchery went down."
"The instantly recognizable guitarist and cofounder of the pioneering thrash-metal band hasn't forgotten what it's like to be a fan even though he's long been a star. Anything but a career chronicle, Access All Areas is-as its subtitle promises-a collection of stories, many of them memories of bands he loved as a kid (Kiss ranks number one) or of meeting his heroes (Black Sabbath)."--Milwaukee Shepherd Express
"Very few rock stars are good storytellers, often relying on others to help them build their legends in print media. Scott Ian requires no such help. He's a hilarious, honest, intelligent storyteller, and even adventures that would feel mundane by comparison become compelling when he's behind the wheel...So conversational and accessible that you feel like you're chatting with an old friend who's had some wild experiences, not a music icon with plenty of names to drop. Access All Areas is great fun for fans of Scott Ian, but it's arguably more fun if you don't know much about him because you'll be pleasantly surprised."--Manhattan Book Review
"There are a lot of hilarious moments in the book; Ian's a very witty story teller...Fans of the band and the genre will enjoy."--Scanner Zine
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