Scott Ian Explains How Paul Stanley Reacted When He Confessed He’s So Nervous During Their Recent Interview
Anthrax rhythm guitarist Scott Ian opened up about the recent episode of his show, ‘Never Meet Your Heroes’ in which he hosted KISS frontman Paul Stanley and apparently, Ian was nervous to talk to KISS icon since he has huge respect for the frontman as an artist.
As many of you know, ‘Never Meet Your Heroes’ is a podcast that airs on Volume, SiriusXM’s 24/7 talk radio channel dedicated to music, hosted by Anthrax icon Scott Ian since it first aired back in 2016 when it featured Slipknot frontman, Corey Taylor, as the first guest. Since then, Ian hosted numerous rock icons such as KISS bassist Gene Simmons, Alice in Chains lead guitarist Jerry Cantrell, and Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose.
Anthrax guitarist’s recent guest on ‘Never Meet Your Heroes’ was KISS frontman Paul Stanley who participated in the show for the first time via Zoom. During a recent interview with ‘Mosh Talks With Beez,’ Scott Ian revealed that he was extremely nervous about talking to KISS frontman due to the fact that he has huge respect for Stanley.
Furthermore, Scott Ian revealed his nervousness to his guest Paul Stanley during the show and praised him and his band due to their achievements as an artist, stating that he’s inspired by KISS and they are one of the reasons why Ian wanted to be in a band in the first place.
Here is what Ian said:
“I can’t tell you how nervous I was to talk to Paul. I’ve known Paul since 1987 — not as well as I know Gene. I’ve hung out with Gene a lot over the years — a different relationship. I haven’t hung out with Paul nearly as much over time. It’s, ‘Hi. How are you?’ He’s always very polite and nice. And those guys have gone above and beyond for Anthrax over the years. But I was so nervous, knowing that, like, in four days I’m talking to Paul, and getting my thoughts together. And it wasn’t even in person — it was on Zoom. I usually do it in person at Sirius’s studio; obviously, we can’t these days. But I told him. I said, ‘I was so nervous to come on and do this with you.’ And he was, like, ‘Why? We’ve known each other…’ And I said, ‘I don’t know. I think it’s just, with KISS, I turn into a 13-year old.’ It really goes back to that. ‘And I just have such respect for you as an artist and what you’ve done and what you’ve done with your band.’ It’s mindblowing. And we got into that too. And he’s a guy from Queens, New York — just like me. We grew up in the same area. ‘And if it’s not for what you did, I wouldn’t be sitting here talking to you.‘”
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