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Entertaining, crazy, and hilarious stories from Scott Ian of Anthrax

Scott Ian, famous for cofounding legendary thrash metal band Anthrax and only slightly less so for his iconic beard, has done and seen a lot in his decades of touring. Those of you who have heard Scott's memoir I'm the Man may know the history of the band, but Access All Areas divulges all the zany, bizarre, funny, and captivating tales of what went on when the band wasn't busy crafting chart-topping albums.

In his more than 30 years immersed in the hard rock scene, Scott has witnessed haunting acts of depravity backstage, punched a legendary musician, been a bouncer at an exclusive night club, guest-starred with Anthrax on Married with Children, invaded a fellow rock star's home, played poker professionally, gone on a non-date with a certain material girl, appeared on The Walking Dead, and much more.

Access All Areas allows its listeners to do just that. With humor, candor, hindsight, and writing chops that would make Stephen King jealous (nope, not even on Bizarro world), Scott Ian takes his fans along for the ride at all the parties, hot spots, and behind-the-scenes shenanigans they will never hear about from anyone else. And none of it would have happened without a bit of divine inspiration from KISS. (No, seriously. Listen to chapter two.) Best of all, Scott seemingly lacks the ability to be embarrassed, making Access All Areas howlingly funny, self-deprecating, and every bit as brash and brazen as one would expect from one of the original architects of speed metal.

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

©2017 Scott Ian (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Scott Ian is a guy I'd like to drink a beer with.

Scott does a good job telling stories. Just a regular dude living a metal life.

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Meh

I'm a little disappointed (ok, a lot) because I thought this was going to be a tell all of backstage debauchery....but Scott talks a big deal about ... POKER!....I should've known.

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Quick listen and a funny well told book.

I actually met John Bush at a Megadeth show in Hollywood at the now closed down house of blues. He is one of my all time favorite singers and in my opinion, every album he did with Anthrax, was better than the last. I wish he was still in the band.
He also was one of the nicest and awesome guys I've ever met in my life. A real memorable experience.

On the other hand, i actually tried to meet Scott Ian walking down the street on Ventura Blvd. I tried to say hello, and like a douchebag, tried to say thank you for your music and I appreciate all you've done.
Scott, however was not as gracious and as likeable a person as John Bush was. I thought he was a dick. I still like his music and his books, but sometimes you wish you didn't meet your heroes...they can be a total downer, and total dicks.

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damn fine book

You are the man Scott ian. couldn't stop listen to it it was fun and entertaining.

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Very good..

Was a good listen except for the poker chapters.. Dimebag stories were classic!! Loved those..

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Extremely funny and entertaining book.

I pretty much smiled or laughed through the whole book. I recommend it to both metal and non-metal fans.

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Scott kills again!

Heavy Metal, comedy, biography, fantasy, and even a screenplay. Scott Ian entertains with his second outing as an author.

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Awesome Book Baldini!!

Another great book by Scott Ian. Please release more tales from the road. I laughed my ass off.

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Worship stories

Great stories from the adventures of Scott Ian. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to go back and listen to Kiss Alive.

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Still the man!!!

If you are a fan of Scott or heavy metal in general, and especially if you read/listened to I'm The Man, you have to give this one a shot. Told by the man himself, the hilarious tales in this book will leave you feeling nostalgic for all of his and our heroes we have lost, and laughing out loud at the sheer outrageousness they contain!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-18

a+

absolutely fantastic book, started listening and couldn't stop. Scott Ian tells it perfectly. what a legend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-29-18

a great book ,but

I'd have given this the full five stars, but it's not quite up there with I am the man, read in Scott's usual full throttle New York patter it's still a great read, but without the chronological progression of his first book it sometimes left me frantically trying to place the events in time. But hey maybe that's just me.

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  • Phil Jackson-Ward
  • 05-16-18

Chapter 20 is worth the price of admission!

Not as brilliant as ' I am the Man ' but wait till you get to chapter 20 and the story about Dimebag Darrell. It's one of the best stories you will ever hear...hands down! I had tears of laughter!! I would strongly recommend this book just on that chapter alone. Enjoy :-)

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  • Drewberry71
  • 03-16-18

Another Stunning Book Of Tales from Scott Ian

Brilliant!!
Another collection of tales from the master of Metal !!
Worth the purchase price alone for the Dime Bag Darrell story !!
If you enjoyed “I’m the Man” then you’ll enjoy thus too
Mibbe a bit technical on the Poker Stories, but other than that a thoroughly enjoyable listen !
And .... it’s narrated by Scott, so it’s a million times better to here him tell his stories than some voice actor !!

Please write another one Scott !!

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  • steeledarren1973
  • 01-17-18

More from Scott Ian.

Liked it
Didn't think it was as good as his previous book but still some good tales told in this one.

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  • Adam Carpenter
  • 08-10-18

There's no hard stuff here

Just a bunch of "nice" stories. Nothing "hard" here. The chapter about Dime pranking him almost makes up for the rest of the books blandness. Can't recommend unless for the die hard fan.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-03-18

first one was better

maybe because I'm more a music fan the first one really spoke to me. there's still a few great stories etc but it trails off sometimes still very enjoyable if you're a Scott fan like myself.