Anthrax guitarist and co-founder Scott Ian has one of the coolest wives ever. Not only is Pearl Aday the adopted daughter of Meat Loaf (that ought to be enough right there, right?!), but she hosted a surprise party for Scott last night at LA’s Largo that included a performance of King’s X’s “Goldilox”—one of Scott’s favorite songs of all time—by none other than dUg Pinnick.
Basically I was serenaded by Dug. I had chills. His voice turned a square room into a round one and just blew everyone away.
As if that weren’t enough, the party featured sets by comedians Brian Posehn, Patton Oswalt, and Sarah Silverman, and the house band for the night included Armored Saint’s John Bush and Joey Vera, Metalocalypse creator and voice talent Brendon Small (who also plays guitar for the show’s fictional band Dethklok) and Tool’s Justin Chancellor. Among the songs performed were Thin Lizzy’s “Cowboy Song” and “The Boys Are Back In Town,” KISS’ “Parasite,” AC/DC’s “Down Payment Blues,” and Cheap Trick’s “He’s A Whore.”
Pearl put together such an amazing event for me that actually got me to completely forget everything going on in our lives for a few hours. It was just sheer fun…
My birthday isn’t until the 31st but anything we do that night will be an anticlimax compared to last night.