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 momentous Big Four tour.
With the release of Lulu coming up next Tuesday, Metallica and Lou Reed have posted a full, 13-minute EPK online, which you can check out below. The video features all five musicians discussing the making of Lulu, which will be released on November 1.
If Lulu isn't your cup of tea, a new, proper Metallica album may not be far off, at least according to Robert Trujillo. In a new interview, the bassist told GulfNews.com that Metallica "have been busy writing and recording."
A tad reminiscent of the "Big Four" jams, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett joined Anthrax on stage last night at the Warfield in San Francisco, California. You can check out some fan-filmed footage from the show below.
While Metallica's recent collaboration with Lou Reed -- which can be heard in full here -- left many fans scratching their heads, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich seems to think it was a no-brainer for West Coast thrash metal to collide with East Coast art rock.
December of this year will see the release of Murder In The Front Row: Shots from the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter, a retrospective which includes 400 photos chronicling the rise of San Francisco's thrash scene in the mid '80s.
After all the fanfare surrounding the Big Four -- which included an epic Guitar World cover -- it seems natural that other bands might want to cash in on the idea of having an amazing lineup get together for a few magical shows.