After the success of their west coast date, the Big 4 (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax) are taking their show to the Yankee Stadium on Sept. 14th. To build up the hype, and let’s be honest, there isn’t much they can do to hype up this show more than it already is, a trailer was released mixing shots from Yankee Stadium with live clips from the Big 4 bands.
Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman shocked and delighted audiences at this past weekend’s Big 4 show when he, unannounced, walked out on stage to join Slayer for two songs. Jeff has been in recovery ever since contracting necrotising faciitis, the infamous flesh-eating virus, and needing surgery to remove the infected flesh. Check out a picture of Jeff after the jump where you can see the scars on his arm from the operations.
Last night, in Indio, California, America got what is hopefully the first taste of the Big 4, which features Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax. After the jump, you can check out a video of all four bands jamming out the Diamond Head classic ‘Am I Evil?‘. Also, check out some photos of the event at Metallica.com.
Metallica has announced the only American Big 4 tour date for 2011: April 23rd at the Empire Polo Club in Indilo, California (the same venue as Coachella). The Big 4 tour is Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Here are some comments from Metallica: