Published Oct 16, 2009Over the past month, there's been this insane rumour that thrash metal's Big Four (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) might team up for a tour. It would be nice but it's not going to take place, according to Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett.
"That tour is not gonna happen," Hammett admitted during a recent U.S. radio interview with Shaffee and El Jefe of the WKLS Project 9-6-1 96.1 FM radio station [via Metal Hammer]. "I've been hearing that, we've all been hearing that for awhile. I get asked [about] it regularly. And as far as a tour going on, it's not gonna happen. Conflicting schedules, conflicting personalities, [a lot of] conflicting things. It's a good idea though. And, personally, I can see the significance of playing a tour like that, but... it's not gonna happen."
Let's be honest. The real fans would be there until Megadeth were done - you know they'd get second billing - and split, leaving the place half-empty for the goons who think Metallica started with the Black Album anyway.
Pipe-dreaming for a minute, Slayer would be billed third and you know Anthrax would open. Strangely, when it comes to talk about the Big Four, Anthrax always get shafted. They're clearly the lowest on the rung. We've always wondered why: