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Hear Brian Posehn Bust Anthrax Guitarist Scott Ian’s Balls On New Song “Grandpa Metal”


Metal musician/comedian, etc. Brian Posehn has shared the track “Grandpa Metal” from his upcoming album of the same name. Speaking with, Posehn elaborated on the track, which finds him playfully laying into Anthrax/The Damned Things guitarist Scott Ian. He commented of that:

“The idea is that all guys my age [53] are kind of grandpa metal, stuck in the ’80s or whenever they liked heavy metal. Their opinions have not changed since then.”

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“I came on the idea of just making fun of Scott, ’cause he literally hasn’t liked a new band since Refused, and I find that funny. Once I decided it would just be me busting his balls, I started filling the song with as many old-guy jokes as I could.”

Both Ian and Soundgarden Kim Thayil contributed to the song. “Grandpa Metal” is due out on February 14th and features a small army of metal and hard rock collaborators, here’s how it runs:

01 – “Intro To Satan” (feat. Jacob Bunton)
02 – “Satan’s Kind Of A Dick” (feat. Scott Ian & Gary Holt)
03 – “Scary Nightmare
04 – “One Quarter Viking, Three Quarter’s Pussy” (feat. Scott Ian, Jon Donais & Johan Hegg)
05 – “Big Fat Rock” (feat. Joe Trohman, Phil Demmel)
06 – “My Phone Call With Weird Al” (feat. “Weird” Al Yankovic)
07 – “Take On Me” (A-ha cover) (feat. Jill Janus, Chuck Billy, Brendon Small, Steve “Zetro” Souza, Rob Cavestany & Aiden Cavestany)
08 – “Grandpa Metal” (feat. Scott Ian & Kim Thayil)
09 – “New Music Sucks” (feat. Patrick Stump)
10 – “New Music Sucks Reprise” (feat. Joe Trohman)
11 – “Goblin Love” (feat. Scott Ian, Brendon Small & Jill Janus)
12 – “Monster Mosh” (feat. Joe Trohman, Bumblefoot and Pearl Aday)
13 – “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” (Ylvis cover) (feat. Corey Taylor and Michael Starr)
14 – “Super Secret Track

If you’re not too up to date on who’s who, see below for some references:

Brendon Small (‘Metalocalypse‘, Dethklok)
Scott Ian (Anthrax)
Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour)
Jonathan Donais (Anthrax
Gary Holt (Exodus, ex-Slayer)
Jeff Pilson (Dokken)
Alex Skolnick (Testament)
Chuck Billy (Testament)
“Weird” Al Yankovic
Pearl Aday
Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth)
Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things)
Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy)
Michael Starr (Steel Panther)
Jacob Bunton (Mars Electric)
Rob Cavestany (Death Angel)
Aiden Cavestany (Death Angel)
Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus)
Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head)
Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses)
Jill Janus (Huntress)

Posehn and Ian tentatively plan to embark on some joint music & spoken word performances together in support of the album at a later date.

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