Anthrax’s Scott Ian talked about an adventure he had with the late legendary Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, when he they were arrested.
“The cops think because we had long hair we must be carrying drugs. Even though we said we’re not, they were like, ‘Well, we could bring you in on suspicion.’
“I’m like, ‘It’s good to see that you obviously have nothing better to do.’ That didn’t help, me being snarky.
“We get taken in and I get thrown into this concrete cell with just a little tiny window in the door, stripped down to my underwear and it’s freezing cold.”
Scott explained that although the boys didn’t have any drugs on them when they were arrested, Cliff had a “giant bag of weed” under the mattress back at the apartment, which the officers forgot to check.
“The captain starts apologizing to us. I’m like, ‘Wait a minute, so we’re okay here? Everything’s fine?’ And then I lost my mind, I start screaming at this guy for like three minutes. ‘I’m getting a lawyer!'”
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