In the video released by BBC we saw Scott Ian symbolically present the trophy to the greatest metal band of all time, Iron Maiden. We saw a clip of Steve Harris receiving the trophy while given his 'speech' "We can't be here, because we were into the show.... I just want to say thank you for this twenty years..well, what can I say , amazing.... good luck..."
Scott Ian of Anthrax giving a nice testimony on Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden sure give enough inspirations for us, check the cover of their songs in this blog, and a list of cover albums and tributes.
A complete speech of Scott Ian's speech were posted on his website:
" I can remember being in the record store the week Judas Priest’s British Steel came out. I was already a Priest fan and was fucking stoked to have a new Priest record to tear my head off. I had British Steel safely tucked under my arm and I was flipping through the record bins, and I saw an album cover that I had never seen before. An album cover to my then 16 year old eyes, that was the coolest fucking thing I had ever seen.
The name of the band and the logo were so cool I would’ve bought the record just because of that. That logo, in just a few years would define heavy metal. The artwork, a zombie with Johnny Rotten’s hair maniacally staring at me from the cover, telling me that this record HAD to be great.
This was the only copy they had of this record so I grabbed it and when I got home I couldn’t wait to listen to it. The monster on the cover was compelling me, my hands violently ripping the plastic from the cover, sliding the vinyl out of it’s sleeve, I was sweating with anticipation as I dropped the needle on to track one and the first chords of Prowler assaulted my ears and in that instant, my whole life changed.
Iron Maiden ruled my world for the next decade. No other band was as big of an influence on Anthrax. Creatively we looked up to them as a band because they did everything their own way, not giving a shit about what was trendy or popular because they were Iron Maiden.
Professionally we looked up to them because their organization was from band to management to crew an incredible massive machine that would travel the planet on tour and night after night after night never give less than 100%.
We were lucky enough to be taken under their wing early on, touring with them for months at a time and getting the greatest education a band could ever get. We went to fucking Maiden school and we were better for it.
Ladies & Gentlemen I am honored to give the Kerrang! Inspiration award to the greatest metal band of all time, Iron Maiden."
Anthrax will playing with Iron Maiden soon in late 2013 for Europe and Israel soon, so, that another lesson Scott! \m/
Full RELENTLESS KERRANG! AWARDS Winners
1. BEST EVENT
Winner You Me At Six: The Final Night Of Sin
2. BEST BRITISH NEWCOMER – presented by Pistonhead
Winner – Lower Than Atlantis
3. BEST INTERNATIONAL NEWCOMER – presented by Troxy
Winner – Of Mice & Men
4. THE RELENTLESS AWARD
Winner – Young Guns
5. BEST VIDEO – presented by Kerrang! TV
Winner – Pierce The Veil ‘King For A Day (feat Kellin Quinn)’
6. BEST SINGLE – presented by Kerrang! Radio
Winner – Fall Out Boy ‘The Phoenix’
7. BEST ALBUM – presented by Fireball
Winner – Biffy Clyro ‘Opposites’
8. BEST LIVE BAND – presented by Relentless Energy Drink
Winner – Black Veil Brides
9. KERRANG! INSPIRATION
Winner – Iron Maiden
10. KERRANG! ICON AWARD
Winner – Venom
11. BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND – presented by Impericon
Winner – All Time Low
12. BEST BRITISH BAND
Winner – Bring Me The Horizon
13. KERRANG! HALL OF FAME
Winner – Pantera
14. KERRANG! SERVICE TO ROCK
Winner – Queen
15. KERRANG! LEGEND
Winner – Slayer
Not presented in the room on the night:
16. BEST TV SHOW Winner – Doctor Who
17. BEST VIDEO GAME Winner – BioShock Infinite
18. BEST FILM Winner – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
19. BEST COMEDIAN Winner – Louis CK
20. TWEETER OF THE YEAR Winner – Gerard Way
21. HOTTEST FEMALE Winner – Elizabeth Lzzy Hale, Halestorm
22. HOTTEST MALE Winner – Ben Bruce, Asking Alexandria
23. BEST FESTIVAL Winner – Download