ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian expressed his sadness over the recent passing of EXODUS vocalist Paul Baloff via the latest entry in his Tour Diary, as posted at www.metal-sludge.com: We received some bad news before the [Tampa show at Jannus Landing]. Our friend Paul Baloff from EXODUS died. We've known Paul since 1984 when we played The Kabuki in [San Francisco] and [EXODUS] opened the show. We should've opened for them that night. We had a ball, they trashed our dressing room. Huge food fight. The last time I saw Paul was at the Thrash Of The Titans benefit in SF [for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy] back in August. What a f.cking bummer. We had a 'moment of noise' for Paul during our show as the usual moment of silence just didn't seem right. I hope Paul is in a place where thrash rules and he's the king.