Posts Tagged ‘Kiss’


I purchased the Kindle edition of Ian’s biography to read on a seriously ill-fated vacation.  Luckily for me, I didn’t attempt to start reading it on the trip as the Kindle app on my iPad failed to download the book.  Safely back in the confines of the cubby hole I call home, I downloaded the book and couldn’t put it down.  Ian starts things off with a family tree breakdown and tales from his upbringing.  Born in New York to Jewish parents that didn’t love each other, Ian escaped through comic books, baseball, and music.  As with many musicians of the era, seeing KISS live was the driving force in Ian’s desire to be a rock star.  Heavy metal quickly became the common denominator amongst his friends, which included future bandmate Danny Lilker.  With that, the seeds of Anthrax were planted.




From 2005 through 2013, Digby Pearson ran an “Ask Earache: blog where he answered fan question.  Since March of last year the blog has been inactive, but I’ve selected some of the more interesting and informative posts here for your reading pleasure.

Question:  Since you’re very open and honest about the “business” of the music biz- can you just help set it straight on what the bands make as their “pay” JUST from album sales/downloads and what is Earache responsible for?