Probably because of their shared release date and the competitive history between the bands, a lot of the negative comments on Lulu stories around here featured some variation on the theme, "I'm just going to buy Megadeth's new album instead."
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.