Scott Ian discusses & signs Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life


Scott Ian, rhythm guitarist and cofounder of Anthrax and author of I'm the Man, collects all of his craziest hard rock stories into one balls-to-the-wall volume. Access All Areas has tales of humor, excess, fun, debauchery, food, booze, and mayhem from Scott's many years on the road as well as his encounters with celebrities like Dimebag Darrell, Trent Reznor/NIN, Madonna, Lemmy Kilmister, John Carpenter, Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Slayer, David Lee Roth, and many more.

In recent years, Scott Ian's "Speaking Words" club tours have drawn a devoted crowd of metal fans who love a good rock story. Ian has perfected his delivery, comic timing, and ability to highlight where the ridiculous meets the sublime. Best of all, Ian seems to lack the ability to be embarrassed, rendering Access All Areas howlingly funny, self-deprecating, and every bit as brash and brazen as one would expect from one of the original architects of speed metal. (Da Capo Press)

Follow Scott on Twitter: @Scott_Ian

Photo Credit: Andy Buchanan


Event Guidelines:

  • A copy of Access All Areas from Book Soup is required to attend this event. Save your receipt as it will be checked in line.
  • We open at 9am. Please do not line up before then. Please be respectful of neighboring businesses. The first 60 people in line (with Access All Areas purchased from Book Soup) will be admitted into the store for the talk. An overflow line will be held outside if needed.
  • Personalizations are possible for people who attend the event in person.
  • No Memorabilia.
  • More guidelines to come.


Event date: 
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306825231
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Da Capo Press - December 12th, 2017

I'm the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306824197
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Da Capo Press - November 24th, 2015