Kerry King made a statement regarding some rumors about getting the “Big Four” of Thrash Metal together on a tour.
I’ve heard people referencing Lars. I don’t know Lars that well and I
haven’t heard it from Lars but apparently he’s talking to somebody
about it. Maybe us, Metallica, Megadeth (and), I think he even threw in
Anthrax and I said in this day and age, I know we had that time
together but how do you leave out Machine Head? There’s better options
than Anthrax and that’s nothing against Anthrax, but they’ve just been
in pieces for quite some time and that doesn’t make as much sense to me.
The idea of this excites me even though between Metallica and Slayer it could possibly be the largest gathering of bros ever witnessed. Someone should call the guys at Guinness.
What I don’t get however is where Kerry King gets off billing Machine Head as a better replacement than Anthrax. Unless they were playing Vio-lence songs or something, it doesn’t make any sense.
If Anthrax wouldn’t work (and in all honesty, it probably wouldn’t) throw Exodus up there, they are still playing strong shows and doing a good job with the old material.
As nice as this sounds though, it will never happen because Dave Mustaine is a bitter old man and a heavy metal diva. He wouldn’t be able to hang through the whole thing without saying some stupid bullshit and pissing everyone off.
With any luck Lars really is trying to get something together and they manage to put together a decent lineup. Although the absence of Metallica would make things a lot easier on my pocketbook.