Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian is not just responsible for his own sonic output, but has positioned himself as a bit of a music authority. As the guitarist and lyricist of his main, iconic band Anthrax, the guitarist of the heavily influential Stormtroopers of Death, a member of supergroup The Damned Things, as well as guitarist in Pearl alongside his wife, singer Pearl Aday, Ian was also a talking head on all things rock/metal history for VH1 in various series (including one he personally hosted called “Rock Show” in the early 2000s). For someone so immersed as both a musician and historian, not to mention an overall ambassador of thrash as one of the Big Four, we of course wanted to know what he’s personally hanging out listening to. When Scott sent us his playlist, sure there’s a lot of metal classics, but there’s also some choices you might not expect, like Otis Redding.
Says Ian of his Dowsers mix, “No specific order. Hit shuffle.” Listen above or go right here.