In the mid eighties, roving bands of headbangers like Slayer, Metallica, Anthrax and Megadeth ruled the earth, and metal fans rejoiced heartily. Here is the story of that golden age of thrash and its sad decline.
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.
Contact Music recently caught up with Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett to discuss the band's collaboration with legendary songwriter Lou Reed. Titled Lulu, the album is expected to be released on November 1.