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Photo Gallery: Outtakes from the Guitar World Big Four Cover Shoot

In case you've been living under a rock, the November issue of Guitar World features the members of the Big Four, by way of an epic cover shoot that took place in Milan, Italy. Now, you can check out an exclusive gallery of outtakes from one of the most historic Guitar World covers of all time below, featuring members of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax.

You can pick up your copy of the issue right now at our online store.

And don't forget our new Big Four Poster Special, which you can pre-order now at our online store. Check it out!

Photos by Ross Halfin

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.