December 1, 2022

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine opens up on various matters in a brand new interview, together with his want to stage extra “Massive 4” live shows and a failed collaboration with one-time Metallica bandmate James Hetfield.

From June 2010 to September 2011, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax performed 14 live shows because the “Massive 4” of thrash steel. Whereas talking with Songfacts, Mustaine expressed an important curiosity getting the bands again collectively for a minimum of yet another present.

Mustaine was requested in regards to the guitarists he admires, replying, “I believe a variety of the family names in steel can go with out saying: Michael [Amott] from Arch Enemy, and a few of the guys like Jeff Loomis. And the fellows from Lamb of God and the fellows from Trivium. They’re all actually good guitar gamers of their proper.”

He then shifted the main target to the “Massive 4,” including, “And I actually suppose it’s time for the fellows in Metallica to step up, and us do one final spherical, see if we are able to get Slayer to return out of retirement and do a ‘Massive 4 passing of the torch’ to the brand new Massive 4. It will stay to be seen who they’re, however I’ve a sense it will embrace a few of the gamers we already talked about.”

He continued, “I believe it will be actually cool symbolically if we did one thing at like, the L.A. Coliseum, even when it’s one present and that’s it. Slayer is from Los Angeles, so it will in all probability make it extra handy for them to go residence at evening. I personally have been hoping for this for some time, and I preserve asking and asking and asking. They’re simply not into it. However that’s as much as them.”

Mustaine, who was kicked out of Metallica in 1983, additionally went into element a few potential collaboration with Hetfield that by no means materialized because of a disagreement over crediting on a deliberate deluxe reissue of the No Life ‘Til Leather-based demo cassette.

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