Scott Ian, Phil Demmel Describe Metallica’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Shows

By Pauline France

December 27, 2011

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and Machine Head axeman Phil Demmel were interviewed by Artisan News for their opinion on Metallica’s 30th Anniversary shows.

Both Jackson signature artists attended the fan-exclusive shows, which took place Dec. 5-9 at the Fillmore in San Francisco, Calif.

Ian, who performed “Seek And Destroy” with Metallica during the first night’s encore, said Metallica “created an amazing environment for the fans.”

Demmel, almost speechless, described the show as an “amazing get-together,” and said Metallica is “probably the greatest band that’s ever been.”

Watch the interview below for a detailed event recap.