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Scott Ian

Scott Ian

Real/full name:
Scott Ian Rosenfeld
59 (born Dec 31st, 1963)
Place of birth:
United States (New York, New York)


Scott Ian co-founded Anthrax with Dan Lilker in 1981 and is the only member to remain with the band throughout their entire lifespan. He is Anthrax's rhythm guitarist and primary lyricist.

Scott also co-founded S.O.D. and is a member of The Damned Things, which features members of Anthrax and Fall Out Boy.

Born Scott Ian Rosenfeld, he had his name legally changed to just Scott Ian.


Brother of Jason Rosenfeld.

Scott's wife, Pearl Aday, is a singer and the adopted daughter of rock singer Meat Loaf. Scott plays guitar in her band.

Has appeared on many VH-1 specials and took part in the reality show Supergroup along with Sebastian Bach, Ted Nugent, Evan Seinfeld, and Jason Bonham, where they formed the band Damnocracy.

Is a noted fan of comic books, which has served as ...


Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing) (1981-present), Guitars (lead) (1981)

1982 Anthrax (Demo) Guitars (rhythm)
1983 Anthrax (Demo) Guitars (rhythm)
1983 Soldiers of Metal (Single) Guitars (rhythm)
1984 Fistful of Metal Guitars (rhythm)
1985 Armed and Dangerous (EP) Guitars
1985 Spreading the Disease Guitars (rhythm)
1986 Madhouse (EP) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
1986 Metal Hammer Roadshow 1 (Split video) Guitars (rhythm)
1987 Indians (Single) Guitars (rhythm)
1987 I'm the Man (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
1987 I Am the Law (Single) Guitars (rhythm)
1987 I'm the Man (EP) Vocals (tracks A1-A2 & B1), Guitars (rhythm) (tracks A3 & B2-B3)
1987 Among the Living Guitars (rhythm)
1987 Fistful of Anthrax (Compilation) Guitars (lead), Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
1988 Make Me Laugh (Single) Guitars (rhythm)
1988 Oidivnikufesin (Video) Guitars (rhythm)
1988 State of Euphoria Guitars (rhythm)
1989 Anti-Social (Single) Guitars (rhythm)
1989 MTV Headbangers Ball (Split) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
1989 Kerrang! Flexible Fiend (Split) Guitars (rhythm)
1989 Penikufesin (EP) Guitars (rhythm)
1990 In My World (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals
1990 Persistence of Time Guitars (rhythm, lead track 8), Vocals (backing)
1990 Got the Time (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals
1991 Free B's (EP) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals
1991 Live Noize (Video) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
1991 Through Time (P.O.V.) (Video) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
1991 Attack of the Killer B's (Compilation) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
1991 Bring the Noise (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals
1991 Attack of the Killer B's: Videos (Video) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
1993 Hy Pro Glo (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
1993 Last Action Hero Sampler (Split) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing), Guitars (lead)
1993 Sound of White Noise Guitars (rhythm), Bass (6 string), Vocals (backing)
1993 Only (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
1993 Black Lodge (Single) Guitars (rhythm)
1994 White Noise Demos (Demo) Guitars (lead), Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
1994 White Noise: The Videos (Video) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
1994 Live - The Island Years (Live album) Guitars (rhythm)
1995 Fueled (Single) Guitars
1995 High Octane (Single) Guitars (rhythm)
1995 Megaforce Worldwide - Volume One (Split) Guitars (rhythm)
1995 Stomp 442 Guitars, Vocals (backing)
1996 Bordello of Blood (Single) Guitars, Lyrics
1996 Nothing (EP) Guitars (rhythm)
1998 Born Again Idiot (Single) Guitars (rhythm)
1998 Fistful of Metal / Armed and Dangerous (Compilation) Guitars (lead)
1998 Volume 8 - The Threat Is Real Guitars, Vocals (backing), Lyrics
1998 Moshers... 1986-1991 (Compilation) Guitars (rhythm)
1998 Inside Out (Single) Guitars (rhythm)
1999 Ball of Confusion (Single) Guitars (rhythm)
2001 Madhouse: The Very Best of Anthrax (Compilation) Guitars (rhythm)
2002 The Collection (Compilation) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
2003 Summer 2003 (EP) Guitars (rhythm)
2003 We've Come for You All Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
2003 Safe Home (Single) Guitars (rhythm)
2003 Taking the Music Back (Single) Guitars (rhythm)
2004 Music of Mass Destruction (Live album) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
2004 The Greater of Two Evils Guitars (rhythm), Vocals, Guitars (lead) (track 9, CD2 track 1)
2005 Alive 2 (Live album) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
2005 Alive 2: The DVD (Video) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
2005 Anthrology: No Hit Wonders (1985-1991) The Videos (Video) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
2005 Anthrology: No Hit Wonders (1985-1991) (Compilation) Guitars (rhythm)
2007 Extended Versions (Live album) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
2007 Colour Collection (Compilation) Guitars (rhythm)
2009 Caught in a Mosh: BBC Live in Concert (Live album) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
2010 The Big 4: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria (Split video) Vocals (backing), Guitars
2010 Live at the Sonisphere (Live album) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
2011 Fight 'Em 'til You Can't (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
2011 The Devil You Know (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
2011 Worship Music Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2012 Copenhell 2012 (Split) Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
2012 Icon (Compilation) Guitars (rhythm)
2013 Keep on Runnin' (Single) Guitars
2013 Anthems (EP) Guitars
2013 Anthem (Single) Guitars
2013 Jailbreak (Single) Guitars
2014 Essential (Compilation) Guitars (rhythm)
2014 Chile on Hell (Video) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
2015 Evil Twin (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
2016 Breathing Lightning (Single) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2016 For All Kings Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2016 Antisocial / In the End (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals
2016 A Monster at the End (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals
2017 Leftoverthrax (Single) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals
2018 Kings Among Scotland (Live album) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2018 Kings Among Scotland (Video) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
2018 Chile on Hell (Live album) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
2019 Indians / Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Single) Guitars (lead), Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
2022 XL: MCMLXXXI - MMXXII (Live album) Guitars
2023 In the End (Single) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2023 Blood Eagle Wings (Single) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
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Guitars (2023-present)

Motor Sister


2015 Ride Guitars
2022 Get Off Songwriting (tracks 2, 3, 6, 7, 10), Guitars

Mr. Bungle

Guitars (2019-present)

2020 USA (Single) Guitars
2020 The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo Guitars (rhythm)
2021 The Night They Came Home (Live album) Guitars

The Damned Things

Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing) (2009-2012, 2016-present)


Guitars (2006-2010)

Doom Squad

Guitars (1996)


Guitars (1979-1981)




Guitars (1985-1986, 1992, 1997-2002)

1985 Crab Society North (Demo) Guitars
1985 Speak English or Die Guitars
1985 1985 Rehearsal (Demo) Guitars
1992 Live at Budokan (Live album) Guitars, Vocals (backing), Vocals (track 22), Drums (tracks 24, 25)
1992 Live at Budokan (Video) Guitars, Vocals (backing), Vocals (track 24), Drums (tracks 26, 27)
1995 Megaforce Worldwide - Volume One (Split) Guitars
1999 Bigger than the Devil + Kill the Assholes (Single) Guitars
1999 Seasoning the Obese (Single) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
1999 Stormtroopers of Death / Yellow Machinegun (Split) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
1999 Bigger than the Devil Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2000 Kill Yourself: The Movie (Video) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2001 Speak English or Live (Video) Guitars, Vocals (backing), Vocals (track 24), Drums (tracks 26, 27)
2005 20 Years of Dysfunction (Video) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2007 Rise of the Infidels (EP) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2007 Live at the Fenix (Video) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2011 Crab Society North (Compilation) Guitars
2015 Milk (Split) Guitars
(show all)

Slam Jam

Guitars (1995)

Altitudes & Attitude

Guitars (2014)



Roadrunner United

Guitars (rhythm) (2005)

Death Angel

2008 Killing Season Vocals (gang shouts)

Killing Culture

1997 Killing Culture Guitars (rhythm) (tracks 5, 13)


1987 U.S.A. for M.O.D. Guitars (acoustic), Vocals (backing), Bitching Mothers Voice


2020 Grandpa Metal Guitars, Songwriting (track 2, 4, 8, 9, 11)


2021 Sepulquarta Guitars (track 2)


2011 Live from Beyond Hell / Above Heaven (Live album) Guitars (rhythm) (track 18)
2011 Live from Beyond Hell / Above Heaven (Video) Guitars (rhythm) (Disc 2, track 7; Disc 3, track 18)


1985 Spreading the Disease Producer
1999 Return of the Killer A's (Compilation) Liner notes
2004 Music of Mass Destruction (Live album) Director (additional), Producer
2005 Alive 2: The DVD (Video) Creative director

Life of Agony

2003 The Best of Life of Agony (Compilation) Liner Notes


1987 U.S.A. for M.O.D. Producer
1995 Loved by Thousands... Hated by Millions (Compilation) Producer (as "Scott "Skiing" Ian")


2020 Grandpa Metal Producer (additional)


1985 Speak English or Die Producer
1992 Live at Budokan (Live album) Liner notes
1999 Bigger than the Devil Additional photography (as "Scott")
2000 Kill Yourself: The Movie (Video) Producer, Screenplay, Director
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