Anthrax's Scott Ian

Anthrax’s Scott Ian Says “The Internet Has Devalued Music”


Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian has some likely controversial thoughts on the internet and how it affects the music industry. Speaking in the below interview, he offered:

“…There are people out there who will buy something quality. In a very, very small way metal bands like us—Iron Maiden, Slayer—you know band’s that have been doing it for so long, AC/DC, and have built and maintained an audience. You can say in a lot of ways, on a much smaller level, we have the same thing. We have our fans who will go out and buy our records—granted we don’t have 20 million of them.

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But out fans are very loyal and very strong and they want that physical product and I think that’s great. And that’s why I would say I wish, if there was that option, to have the internet go away, I just think the experience for everybody when it comes to music would be that much better. ‘Cause the internet has devalued music to where people just think that you can have it for free, it shouldn’t be that way. If I had the option to make all of the internet go away. Like let’s say I could go like that [snaps fingers] and it’s like it never existed and we never knew we had it, I would choose that, ’cause it would be much better for the music business.”

Anthrax‘s new album “For All Kings” is available in stores now.

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