ANTHRAX Guitarist Scott Ian On New Rock Venue: "You Don't Get To See Stuff Like This Anywhere Else"

October 30, 2006, 17 years ago

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As previously reported, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian is teaming up with club owner Mike Diamond, who started Snitch, Pangaea and Vela, to open a rock venue in Chelsea on Halloween called Retox.

CYPRESS HILL is scheduled to play opening night, and Ian is slated to perform with the band FIVE FOR FIGHTING sometime in November.

Scott has since posted the following update via his MySpace page:

"I've been back and forth to NYC 4 times in the last 2 weeks. My head is spinning from all the flights and I'm heading back tomorrow. The grand opening of the club that I am a partner in is Tuesday night. It's called Retox ( and it's "off the hook" as they say. The "soft" opening was insane last week. Frankie Bello, Kobie Jackson, Mike Diamond and I jammed on a bunch of cover tunes. Tuesday night Frankie and I are playing with Cypress Hill there. What makes the performances so cool is that it's really intimate. People are on the stage as we play. You don't get to see stuff like this anywhere else. If you're in NYC and want to rage, check it out.

RETOX ROCK BAR NYC - 511 West 28th Street.

I'll be there Tuesday and again on November 10. I'm going to start a "Scott Ian and friends" (I don't know what I'm gonna call it yet) night. I'll keep you posted.

I've been lagging on posting new Black 13 footage, pics and stuff from Japan. It's coming I promise. I just need a few hours to jam on iMovieHD. It's coming I promise.

See ya in NYC. Scott."

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