ANTHRAX Guitarist’s ‘Blood & Guts’: Trailer For Second Season Posted Online
March 4, 2013
A trailer for the second season of “Blood & Guts”, the Nerdist YouTube channel web series hosted by ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, can be seen below. The show returns on March 19.
When asked how his collaboration with Nerdist came about, Ian told Nerdist.com, “Just out of the blue last week, [Nerdist founder] Chris[Hardwick] hit me up and asked me if it was something I’d be interested in. He felt my personality was right for this. I guess the backstory on it would be that when they first came up with the idea for ‘Talking Dead’, I got a call about shooting the pilot, and my job was field reporter. What they did for my segment was send me out to the set of one of the webisodes, and then Greg Nicotero and his team made me up as a zombie and I got to be a walker. I had closeups and everything in the webisode. When it got picked up, they didn’t keep me as field reporter — that position, I guess, wasn’t something they were gonna move forward with — but Chris just kept it in the back of his mind. I can only assume that whenNerdist and Fangoria had the idea to do this show, Chris said I’d be the right guy to be going out and hosting these things because of the bit I did on ‘Talking Dead’.”
On the topic of his favorite horror make-up moments of all time, Ian said, “The first thing to pop into my mind is when Tom Savini gets torn apart in‘Dawn Of The Dead’. That scared me as a kid and I guess you could kinda say it stayed with me in a good way. The scene in ‘Scanners’ when his head blows up, that’s a classic. Anything in ‘Evil Dead’ or ‘Evil Dead 2’. I know I mentioned this, but I just watched ‘Drive’ last week and that scene where she gets her head blown off is straight out of an ’80s horror movie. The movie’s not necessarily slow, but very Michael Mann, ’80s kinda pacing, very moody and all that — and then all of a sudden that hotel-room scene happens and you’re just, like, ‘Holy crap!’ and then from there it’s just 100 miles an hour. I was blown away with that movie.”
Spike Cassidy (guitar) of hardcore/metal crossover pioneers D.R.I.(DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) is reportedly suffering from tendinitis, forcing the cancelation of the band’s previously announced European tour.
A statement from D.R.I.’s European booking agency, M.A.D. Tourbooking, reads as follows: “We are really sorry that we have to tell you that another tour has been canceled. The guitar player of D.R.I. has huge problems with his finger, he can’t bend it anymore, so he’s unable to play guitar. Seems like it’s from an injury moth ago. We wish him all the best and hope that he gets well soon!”
Cassidy underwent emergency surgery in September 2012 for a severe blockage caused by the reversal surgery he had just three weeks earlier.
DEFTONES have posted their previously unreleased song “Smile”, from the shelved album “Eros”, on YouTube on Sunday (April 13) to commemorate the first anniversary of the passing of the band’s bassist Chi Cheng. Check out the track below.
DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno said last year that he believes that the band should and will release “Eros”, the album it recorded before Cheng was left in a semi-comatose state by a car accident in November 2008. Although Moreno was not sure if the disc would ever surface, his feelings have changed since Cheng’s death. Moreno told MTV Hive, “I get asked about that record a lot. For a while, I was giving the same answer, ‘No, no, no, no, no, no, no.’ After Chi’s passing, I went back and listened to some of the record and it was a pretty intense experience to say the least.”
Moreno added, “I think it should be released, but we don’t have any definite plans. There’s some work to do on it. DEFTONES have been moving forward in a strong, positive motion, so for us to stop and reflect on something five years ago, I don’t know if we’re ready for that.”
But he also said, “It is a special thing for us: it’s the last thing Chi played on. It will see the light of day. I just don’t know when.”
Cheng performed on DEFTONES’ first five albums, with his last released work being on 2006’s “Saturday Night Wrist”.
Bassist Sergio Vega played on “Diamond Eyes” and the most recent DEFTONES disc, “Koi No Yokan”.