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.
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.
Megadeth's new album, TH1RT3EN, is out on November 1, and it seems weird to say with all of the hype around old-school thrash metal these days, but the last ten years or so might be the most consistent period of Megadeth's career in terms of producing quality music.
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.
Slayer guitarist Kerry King says that when the group went into the studio to make what would become its thrash masterpiece, Reign in Blood, they were “just a bunch of angry punks making a record we thought was cool.” What they didn’t realize was just how cool it would be (or how afraid it would make people of Slayer). “We were kids, like 22 years old,” says King. “We thought we made up a real good record, and that we’d outdone our last one. That’s all it was about back then.”
The collaborative album from Metallica and Lou Reed is set for release on November 1, with a single, "The View," already available on iTunes. Now, you can head over to the group's store to check out all all of the special packages of the album available.