ANTHRAX's Scott Ian "Can't Stand" Dubstep
- Posted by RobInjection on January 24, 2013
Anthrax are very responsible for making it "cool" and "okay" for metal dudes to be into hip-hop in the early 90s after their collaboration with Public Enemy.
Hip-hop was the up and coming genre of the time, much like the genre of dubstep is today. Unfortunately for dubstep, Scott doesn't feel the same way about the new genre as he did about hip hop.
In a new interview with MTV, Scott was asked his feelings on the genre, and he was NOT into it:
No, I can’t stand any of that. Whatever this little phase of crap that’s around right now, which will be gone in the next 18 months, no. I thought dubstep was reggae when I first heard that genre description. I was like, Wow, reggae’s making a big comeback, huh? And then someone played me some dubstep thing. And I was like, “What the fuck is this?” So no. I’m not a fan of that name of music. [Laughs.] Nor am I a fan of DJs or any of that stuff.
Scott seems to have confused dubstep with dub (bands like Dub Trio rule!) but dubstep, not so much. I gotta say, I agree with you, Scott. Dubstep makes me feel old, because I just…don't…get it.