Scott Ian is a musician from the USA, who is the founder member, additional lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the band Anthrax. He has written songs for all the albums of Anthrax. He formed the band with Dan Killer in 1981. The band has released 11 studio albums and 26 singles. Ian has also released albums with Stormtroopers of Death. He has appeared in many television series. Here is a quick summary of Scott Ian’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Scott Ian Early Life
Scott Ian’s birth name is Scott Ian Rosenfeld and he is the son of Barbara and Herbert Rosenfeld. He was born on 31 December 1963, in Queens, New York.
He completed his schooling in 1981 from the Bayside High School.
In the 1980s, Scott Ian was married to Marge Ginsburg. After divorcing her, he got married to Pearl Aday. Their son named Revel Young Ian was born in 2011. He has participated in the main event of the 2009 World Series of Poker. He is an ardent fan of Battlestar Galactica as well as the TV series ‘Doctor Who’.
In 1977, Ian saw Kiss performing live at the Madison Square Garden. He was influenced to music by bands like Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and Motorhead.
Scott Ian Career, Awards & Achievement
After finding Anthrax in 1981, Scott Ian released the album ‘Fistful of Metal’ in 1984. The following year, the band came up with the album, ‘Spreading the Disease’. Their third album ‘State of Euphoria’ was released in 1988.
In 1990, Anthrax released ‘Persistence of Time’. They then got signed to Elektra Records and released ‘Sound of White Noise’ in 1993. ‘Stomp 442’ became available from October 1995. This was followed by ‘Volume 8: The Threat Is Real’ and ‘We’ve Come for You All’.
The band released ‘Worship Music’ in 2011. Their most recent studio album, ‘For All Kings’ was released in 2016. The band has also released 5 live albums, 7 compilation albums, 6 video albums, and 4 EPs.
Some of their popular singles include “Only”, “Black Lodge”, “The Devil You Know”, “Neon Nights”, “Breathing Lightning”, and “Ball of Confusion”. They have also released many music videos. He has also contributed to three of their videos.
With the Stormtroopers of Death, Ian released the album ‘Speaking English or Die’ in 1985. Their other albums are ‘Live at Budokan’, ‘Bigger than the Devil’, and ‘Rise of the Infidels’. Additionally, he has collaborated with other artists like Public Enemy, Brian Posehn, Apocalypse, Necro, and Pearl.
Awards & Achievements
With Anthrax, Scott Ian has won the 2012 Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards. At the 2016 Revolver Music Award, the band won the Revolver Innovator Awards. They are also the winner of the metal Storm Awards in 2016. They are the winner of three Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. They have received three nominations from the Loudwire Music Awards and have won the 2004 Kerrang! Awards. Ian has also received six Grammy nominations in his career.
Net Worth of Scott Ian
The estimated net worth of Scott Ian is more than $8.5 million. He is a very talented individual and this net worth comes by releasing many albums with Anthrax and The Stormtroopers of Death. Additionally, Scott Ian has appeared in many television shows like ‘The Metal Show’, ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Metalocalypse’, ‘Married… with Children’, and ‘NewsRadio’. He has hosted the ‘Rock Show’ for VH1 from 1999 to 2002. He has also appeared in many of VH1’s specials. He is the co-owner of the hard rock bar, Dead Man’s Hand.
Scott Ian is one of the most famous musicians in the world. He had a wonderful career as a member of Anthrax and made quite an impression even on television. In 2015, he released the album ‘Ride’ with Motor Sister. He is very active in his profession and continues to make music.