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I'm the Man

The Story of That Guy from Anthrax
Narrated by: Scott Ian
Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
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I'm the Man is the fast-paced, humorous, and revealing memoir from the man who cofounded Anthrax, the band that proved to the masses that brutality and fun didn't have to be mutually exclusive. Through various lineup shifts, label snafus, rock 'n' roll mayhem, and unforeseen circumstances galore, Scott Ian has approached life and music with a smile, viewing the band with deadly seriousness while recognizing the ridiculousness of the entertainment industry. Always performing with abundant energy that revealed his passion for his craft, Ian has never let the gravity of being a rock star go to his shaven, goateed head.

I'm the Man is a blistering hard rock memoir, one that is astonishing in its candor and deftly told by the man who's kept the institution of Anthrax alive for more than 30 years.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2014 Scott Ian (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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"Jabby, gabby, and metal-obsessed...exhilarating." ( New York Times)

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He Is Indeed "The Man"

This was a really enjoyable listen from the one and only Scott Ian who narrates virtually the whole thing in his own inimitable brash New Yorker way. He perhaps "over shares" in a few place (I could've done without the giving birth part) but on the other hand, he doesn't shy away from some of the frankly bone headed things he's done over the years (drink driving for example) so it comes over as a genuine "warts and all" tale.

I could take issue with some of his analysis about why some of Anthrax's albums failed (fact is, some of them just didn't contain many good songs) but this book is about what he thinks and he gives it with both barrels. He doesn't pull back...ever!

I'm probably making it sound like there isn't much humour in the book but there is plenty of that as well.

All in all, I highly recommend this book to anyone with a passing interest in Anthrax or even the history of "thrash" metal from one of the pioneers of the genre.

Warning: this book does contain quite a lot of profanity!



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Brilliant

Been a fan ofthe band from the beginning. It's good to get some behind-the-scenes insights to Scott's life.

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The title tells it all

Ithis ticks all the boxes tales from the inception of thrash metal right up to release of worship music. I'd just love to hear Scott's take on the release of for all the Kings.

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For all Anthrax fans.

I've been a fan of anthrax since '87 and hearing the story of Scott Ian told by him was pretty cool. a great listen!

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He's the man!

I'm a big fan of Anthrax and S.O.D. so hearing all the stories of making albums, touring, band turmoil/members leaving and rejoining was eye opening for sure. Very interesting and almost as if Scott is sitting with you and reeling off his life story, which definitely has had its ups and downs. He's also very honest about his private life, thoughts and feelings which I didnt know anything about previously. Really enjoyed the book.

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Scott is the man

A great account of Anthrax and the 80's thrash scene from its early days to its breakthrough into wider a audience. Scott has a great reading style. he could read the phone book and make you laugh. I highly recommend this. took me right back to the era, seeing them in 87 and the whole vibe of that scene. some revelations too. if you love metal, thrash, comics, chaos and humour. download this.

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Efilnikukecin

Great to hear a rock story that’s not quite route one read by The Man himself. Funny and sad and honest.

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An absolutely outstanding book.

An absolutely outstanding book, extremely well read by Scott himself, super funny. fantastic insight to the music industry.

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This is insanely good! Give it a go, I absolutely loved it, it’s a madhouse!

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I'm the man - scott ian

loved it! loads and loads of entertaining anecdotes and fascinating stuff about metal ik the 80, 90ies. Really enjoyable and honest read.