Anthrax Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em!


bald-headed dude with tattoos rustles himself up some high stakes heavy metal
with Jerry Cantrell, Vinnie Paul, Kirk Hammet and Slash.


By Blurt Staff


Wow. Here’s something you don’t see in the news every day.
Personally we’re holding out for the Phish Phrisbee Tourney, but hey….



Ian, frontman for Anthrax, is also a
poker pro and a member of the UltimateBet online team. And, in that capacity,
Ian will host “Scott Ian’s Home
Game,” an exclusive online poker tournament where you can check,
raise and bluff rock stars and poker pros, and be eligible for a $10,000 prize
pool, if you’re one of 20 lucky players to secure a spot. Leading online poker
site UltimateBet has just launched online poker qualifiers for this
once-in-a-lifetime Texas Hold’em tournament – for full details and a complete
tournament schedule, log onto: (click
on the “Free Download” button at the top of the page, then sign up to
win a seat).

Slated to play in “Scott Ian’s Home Game” online poker tournament are
Ian, Jerry Cantrell of Alice
in Chains, Vinnie Paul of Pantera, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and rock legend
Slash. Also playing will be 11-time World Series of Poker winner Phil Hellmuth,
and World Poker Champion Annie Duke. Online poker players will be able to chat
with the rock stars and poker legends through the UltimateBet software’s chat

“I am really excited about my Home Game on UB,” said Scott Ian,
currently in the studio mixing the new Anthrax album “Worship Music,”
due out this summer. “With all of our crazy schedules, we’re never in the
same city so it’s not often that I get to play Hold’em with all my friends.
UltimateBet has provided the venue for us to play together and I can’t wait to
welcome some UB players to the table and get to know them a little more

2009 marks the 25-year anniversary of the release of Anthrax’s debut album,
1984’s “Fistful of Metal, and over the course of that 25-years, the band
has remained one of heavy metal’s all-time great acts. Along with Slayer,
Metallica and Megadeth, Anthrax is credited with co-founding the thrash genre.
This summer, Megaforce Records will release “Worship Music,”
Anthrax’s first new studio album in six years. The new album will mark the
studio debut of new singer Dan Nelson, who joins long-time members Ian (rhythm
guitar), Frank Bello (bass), Charlie Benante (drums), and Rob Caggiano (lead guitar).



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