Rockstar Mayhem Fest 2012 Lineup and Tour Dates Announced


The 2012 Rockstar Mayhem Fest lineup has been announced. Taking the main stage this summer will be none other than Slipknot. This will be the band's return to the stage since the death of bassist Paul Gray in 2010. Also playing the main stage is Slayer and Motorhead. Other performers include: Anthrax, The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying and White Chapel. The 26-day trek kicks off July 30th in California and closes out August 5th in Connecticut. Tickets go on sale April … [Read more...]

Review: Bill Bailey – “In Metal”


One of the United Kingdom's most popular comedians, Bill Bailey is as well known for his off-beat humour as he is for his musical repertoire. With such catchy ditties as 'Insect Nation' and 'Unisex Chip Shop', it seemed a natural move to release a collection of songs that could be accessible to fans of the be-bearded raconteur and music lovers alike. Headlining the Saturn Stage at this year's Sonisphere festival, Bailey brought together a team of musicians that took on the mostly-discerning … [Read more...]

Megadeth: Out of Metallica’s Shadow


When groups are lumped into the same category competition is bound to arise, comparisons drawn by fans choosing their allegiances. The big four, consisting of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax, is no different. In this rivalry none is more on form then four part thrashers Megadeth. With the impending release of their thirteenth album, creatively titled Thirteen, Dave Mustaine has proved his salt again. Having lived in Metallica's shadow with green eyed envy burning, Mustaine has ridden … [Read more...]

Video: Members of the “Big Four” Cover Motorhead’s “Overkill”

Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer, known as the "Big Four" played their second U.S. show Wednedsday September 14 at the new Yankee Stadium in New York City. During Metallica's set members of each band joined Metallica on stage for a cover of Motorhead's "Overkill." Check out the video below courtesy of Blabbermouth. … [Read more...]

Slayer, Rob Zombie And Exodus Announces Hell On Earth Tour


Slayer, Rob Zombie and Exodus will hit the road together across North America for 12 dates in July and August. The Hell on Earth tour will begin on July 20 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and will wrap up in Seattle, Washington. Zombie and Slayer will both present their full headline sets at every show, and both bands will have their shot at closing the show over the course of the dates. Slayer guitarist Kerry King said: “We haven’t toured with Zombie since Ozzfest 1999, so you can expect no … [Read more...]

Big 4 Announced For Sonisphere UK


Yes, it’s really true. Sonisphere will be bringing together Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax in the UK for the first time in history to exclusively headline the Friday night at Knebworth. Last summer saw the live debut of The Big 4 kick up a storm at several European Sonispheres, marking what was hailed as “the most significant event in the history of metal” at the time. Such was the demand that a live cinecast of the Bulgarian show saw over 130,000 people turn out to local … [Read more...]

Video: Metal Fan Dave Finney Crowd Surfs In A Wheel Chair at Jagermeister Music Fest

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The Jagermeister Music Fest stormed through Atlanta's Gwinnett Arena Friday Oct 1. Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax created violent waves of thrashing, slamming and crowd surfing. What was surprising and incredible was to look up and see Dave Finney of Eufaula, Ala., crowd-surfing in a wheelchair. This devoted metal fan did not let anything get in his way to rock out to his favorite bands. I was in the photo pit and did not see it live but fellow Phototog Robb D. Cohen of … [Read more...]

Jagermeister Music Tour Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax


Call it what you want: American Carnage, Part II. Jagermeister Music Tour. Clash of the Titans revisited. Or simply, a trip down memory lane. By either moniker, the Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax juggernaut, as it did during the original incarnation 19 years ago, chose the Lone Star State to kick off its trek across America. And after playing Sunken Garden Theater on May 18, 1991, following stops in Dallas and Lubbock, three of heavy metal's Big Four returned to San Antonio on Saturday night at the … [Read more...]