Magazine article Guitar Player

Scott Ian on Playing for Keeps

Magazine article Guitar Player

Scott Ian on Playing for Keeps

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ANTHRAX GUITARIST SCOTT IAN, currently finishing up the band's upcoming release, Worship Music, is also an avid poker player who has his own game on ultimatebet.com: Scott Ian's Home Game. He recently played in an online tournament with Slash, Jerry Cantrell, Vinnie Paul, and System of a Down's John Dolmayan (who took Kirk Hammett's place when Hammett came down with the flu), as well as 20 fans that won their way into the game.

"The folks at ultimatebet.com were thinking about making it a high-roller kind of thing and I didn't want to do that," says Ian." I wanted it to be accessible to people who buy our records. Fans could win seats by playing in the dollar tournaments, so you could literally throw down a dollar and get a chance to win $10,000 in our tournament, which is a pretty good deal. …

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