As is now customary, last night's Big Four show at Yankee Stadium featured a "jam" with members of all four bands -- Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax -- taking the stage to perform a classic song. Usually, the track has been Diamond Head's "Am I Evil?," but last night, the bands played a song they had never before played together: Motorhead's "Overkill."
Back in 1997, Anthrax guitarist — and avowed New York Yankees fanatic — Scott Ian was arrested for allegedly attempting to steal an on-deck circle from the Yankees' spring training camp in Tampa, Florida. Luckily for Ian, after spending only a few hours in jail, paying a fine and apologizing to the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, the charges were eventually dropped.
The Big Four. Anthrax, Slayer, Megadeth and Metallica. Not only are they our November cover stars, but it just so happens that today, September 14, they're playing just their second-ever U.S. show at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, NY.
In case you've been living under a rock, the November issue of Guitar World features the members of the Big Four by way of an epic cover shoot that took place in Milan, Italy. Now, you can check out an exclusive gallery of outtakes from one of the most historic GW covers of all time below.
The Metal Masters Clinic 2 — featuring Slayer's Kerry King, Anthrax's Frank Bello and Charlie Benante, Megadeth's David Ellefson, and drum legend Mike Portnoy—is taking place today at the Best Buy Theater in New York City. You can watch that and a concert by Anthrax—featuring some mind-blowing surprise guests — right here. The clinic is being presented by Samson, Hartke, Zoom, and Best Buy Music Gear.
As we reported last week, Samson, Hartke, Zoom and Best Buy Music Gear are bringing a Metal Masters Clinic to the Best Buy Theater in New York City's Times Square on Monday, September 12. But what we didn't mention -- until now -- is that Anthrax will be performing a free show at the clinic.