As has become custom, at last night's Big Four show at Fiera Open Air Arena in Milan, Italy, Metallica invited members of Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax onstage for the now-expected "Big Four jam." Fans expecting the bands to jam on the Diamond Head classic "Am I Evil?" were in for a surprise, however, as the bands instead played the Misfits classic "Die, Die My Darling."
Members of the Dutch symphonic death metal band Mayan have posted the first of three parts of a track-by-track commentary on their new album, Quarterpast. The album is set for North American release on July 12 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Guitarist Leslie West of Mountain will be releasing a new solo album, Unusual Suspects, in Europe on Sept. 19 via Provogue Records. The album, a follow-up to 2006's Blue Me, features several guest appearances by big-name guitarists, including Slash, Joe Bonamassa, Zakk Wylde, Billy Gibbons and Steve Lukather.