Published Jul 11, 2014Whether by whipping up mosh-inducing riffery or helping lay the roots of rap-rock with some stone-cold rhymin', famously goateed Anthrax guitarist has been the face of the band 30 years. Now, the metal musician will tell his life story in his upcoming autobiography, I'm the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax.
The book will be delivered October 14 through Da Capo Press, with a press release presenting the tome as a "fast–paced, humourous, and revealing memoir" from the thrash master, further describing Ian as "the leader of a band that proved brutality and fun don't have to be mutually exclusive."
The autobiography will apparently trace the history of the guitarist from his "dysfunctional home life" in Queens, NY, to becoming an influential metal figure up to the recent Big Four tours with Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer. Though excerpts have yet to be revealed, some key points that could be covered include Anthrax's formation and their many lineup changes over the years, their journey into jokey rap-rock via the surprise single "I'm the Man" and the "Bring the Noise" collaboration with Public Enemy, a house-wrecking appearance on Married with Children and more.
The press release does hint that Ian's love of Kiss comes into play somehow, while other potential topics of conversation including his side gig in S.O.D., more recent Anthrax offshoot Pearl, his spoken word career, or his time spent writing comic books for DC Comics.