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Scott Ian of Anthrax on Worship Music, comic books, Doctor Who, VH1 and interviewing Ozzy

Anthrax (due Wednesday, October 19, at Summit Music Hall) is one of the Big 4 thrash bands from the '80s, and the only one originally based on the East Coast. More than most metal bands, Anthrax seemed willing to smile and display a wicked yet playful sense of humor -- even as its lyrics contained incisive social commentary and dark subjects -- and the band was progressive for its time in the way that it embraced hip-hop early on and occasionally incorporated elements of that style into its own music.
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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.