Metal fans rejoiced back in 2010 and 2011 when the Big 4 of thrash (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) joined forces for a handful of shows around the world, including the most recent one at New York's Yankee Stadium in September 2011. Fans still holding out hope that these four metal powerhouses might join forces again on the same stage in the future may not get their way.
What do we have here? Just two of the most incredible and influential frontmen of the past 30 years going head to head in this mighty quarterfinal match!
Since rock legend Lou Reed passed away on Oct. 27, an incredible amount of musicians have offered their condolences. However, not much had been heard from the members of Metallica, who recorded the collaborative album 'Lulu' with Reed in 2011. However, one day shy of the 'Lulu' album's second anniversary, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has offered a lengthy and heartfelt tribute to Reed.
Yesterday (Oct. 23), news spread that Metallica were apparently planning to play a gig in Antarctica. Today, Metallica have confirmed that it will indeed happen on Dec. 8. As outlandish as it sounds, there's no argument that Metallica is the exact band to embark on such a voyage. Furthermore, Metallica fans in South America are eligible to enter a contest for a chance to witness the historic gig.
Happy Birthday to Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo! The dude hasn't lost a step in terms of technique and energy, and Trujillo has just turned 49 years old. How many 49-year-olds do you know who can thrash like Rob?! To celebrate the bassist's birthday, our Video of the Day is Metallica's performance of 'The Day That Never Comes' from the band's 'Quebec Magnetic' DVD.
At this point, the members of Metallica are probably very accustomed to being asked the status of their next disc. Their last release was 2008’s ‘Death Magnetic' and fans are clearly hungry for new Metallica music. Not to fear though, drummer Lars Ulrich explains that writing new material has always been part of their game plan.
It's a pretty defeating feeling when you see all these kids laying waste to an instrument at such a young age while all you can do is watch in awe. Here we have another kid who might be able to light a fire under your keister with his impressive guitar playing.