ANTHRAX Guitarist On Music, Movies, Internet And Living In L.A.

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently answered 20 questions about music, movies, comics and life for the Our World's At War web site. A couple of excerpts follow:

Our World's At War: Being a New York guy, what's it like living in LA?

Scott Ian: The NY I grew up in and lived in until 1989 is long gone. I'm back there at least once a month to see friends/biz etc and it's great for 3-4 days but that's it. Manhattan is a different place that I don't identify with. LA is a much easier place to live in every way (unless you live in Malibu and your house burned down) especially coming from the NY I come from. LA has everything NYC has without the chaos and you don't have to be rich to live here. And, I have winter on my terms. I can go snowboard and then be back in 70 degrees and sun.

Our World's At War: Do you think the Internet is a good thing or the devil?

Scott Ian: Like all good things, moderation is the key. I think it's easy to fall into the trap of your whole life existing on the internet and never leaving your house. The internet is a tool for me and nothing more. I'd rather interact with other humans (as horrible as that can be) than live behind a firewall.

Our World's At War: Which is better, ninjas or samurai? Why?

Scott Ian: Better? I don't know. If Ninja's have supernatural powers than they would be better. If it's just man vs. man, I'll go with Samurai, the Bushido code an d all that.

Our World's At War: Top five favorite and least favorite movies?

Scott Ian: Off the top of my head, "Godfather 1" & "2", "Raging Bull", "Goodfellas", "Blue Velvet", "Casablanca". Least? "Godfather 3". "Spider-Man 3". "Lost Highway". All disappointing. I can't think of any more right now. My movie-filter is very strict and I usually don't see crap. I'm sure there's more but I've blocked them.

Read the entire interview at this location.


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