Guitar World made history in Milan, Italy, on July 6, 2011, by getting Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, Slayer’s Kerry King and Anthrax’s Scott Ian to pose for group photos — the first photos ever to feature all the guitarists of thrash metal’s Big Four tour.
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.
We've been teasing you for the past couple of weeks with trailers for the November 2011 issue of Guitar World, which features the members of the Big Four. Now, you can check out the cover -- in all its glory -- below.
Here in 2011, it feels like the electrical interwebs have been with us forever. But it wasn't always so. Once upon a time, way back in the 1990s, the internet was a strange, disconnected place. Tech-savvy fans passed info around via primitive newsgroups, and even if they used the internet to track down bootlegs of their favorite artists they still traded them as actual CDs through the mail
What magazine would be just crazy enough to fly all the way to Milan, Italy, just to get all of the members of the Big Four together for a once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot and a historic roundtable discussion? If you didn't immediately guess Guitar World, then you just haven't been paying attention.
Dave Mustaine has ruled the ranks of Megadeth for the better part of 28 years. Check out Guitar World's photo gallery of the musicians who have been a part, large or small, of one of thrash's finest outfits.
Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. has announced that Megadeth will be recording a custom soundtrack for the company’s forthcoming action-adventure franchise, NeverDead. “Never Dead,” the official song sharing Konami’s video game title, will appear on Megadeth’s upcoming 13th studio album, which the band is recording.