At the Best Buy Theater in New York City last night, the second annual Metal Masters Clinic took place. Featuring members of Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and even ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, the free event was a blast for fans. However, the big surprise came towards the end of the evening when Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down) took the stage and everyone rocked out a couple of classic Pantera tunes. After the jump, you can see everyone busting out A New Level and Fucking Hostile. To put it simply, these videos kick insane amounts of ass. READ MORE
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.
Metallica stated (after the April 23rd show): “A huge thanks to everyone who came out to the desert this past weekend . . . we felt the enormous love and support, so we just had to find a way to make one more Big 4 show in the States happen. Enter New York . . . that’s right, the Big 4 of Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, and ‘Tallica will be in the new version of the famed Yankee Stadium on September 14, 2011! We can’t wait for a night in the Bronx as our second American show and for those of you who love fun facts, this will also be the second live music event hosted at the new ballpark.” Check out the trailer after the jump, along with ticket prices (yikes!).
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:
“You’ve probably heard us all say it . . . the vibe was just so incredible at last year’s ‘Big Four’ shows that we can’t stop now!! So we’re finally bringing the love to our home turf on April 23, 2011 with ‘TALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, and ANTHRAX in Indio, California at the Empire Polo Club (yes, the more observant of you will note that this is the same spot where the Coachella festival takes place the weekend before).
“It’s true — this is indeed the only scheduled stop in America this go around, so we’re hoping that you can head West to join us. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 28 at 10 a.m. PST and Fan Club members can check MetClub.com for pre-sale and VIP package info.”
For more info about the show, including ticket pricing and transportation information, check out TheBig4Festival.com
Update: The tour dates will be announced tomorrow at 8 a.m. PST. Metallica has uploaded a picture onto their website that teases us with the possibility of ‘Big 4′ tour dates. The ‘Big 4′ is a combined tour of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. The four bands played several Sonisphere shows in Europe and a DVD of one such performance is available here.
What do you guys think? Is it gonna be a full US tour or just a few select dates? I’m not sure I can see these guys being on the road together for an extended period of time without old tempers flaring and B.S. flying through the air.
A few weeks ago, we ran an article talking about the Big Four (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax) tour that ran through Europe earlier this year. One of those concerts was streamed live into theaters as a 4-hour event that even caused a riot at one theater. It was seen by over 100,000 fans, according to Billboard.com. Well, it’s been officially announced that the streamed concert is coming to DVD/Blu-Ray!
“As previously reported, Universal Music will release the “The Big Four” regular-edition single DVD and “The Big Four” deluxe-edition two-DVD/five-CD package in Japan on October 13. The deluxe edition includes an event poster, a poster from each band (four posters total) and guitar pick (subject to change). The box size is 20.5 x 15 x 4cm (subject to change). “
I already have a spot reserved on my DVD wall for this. What about you guys?