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Kerry King has doubts about future Big Four shows

If you haven’t seen The Big Four live, then maybe you shouldn’t get your hopes up about future shows… At least according to Kerry King…

If you look at how much work went into making it all happen in the first place, then I really doubt we can do the same thing again. […] I know there are some parts where they’re angry not to have gotten the chance to see it. […] But I honestly doubt we can get our schedules to coincide like that again.

Read full article here.

Whilst I do agree that four active bands syncing their touring schedule is not the easiest thing in the world, but when money is involved, they’ll find a way. Let’s not forget the other three bands were enjoying the large crowds brought by Metallica. The DVD sold pretty well, too. They keep saying they get along. There’s nothing stopping them from doing them again.

I pretty much doubt a scheduling snafu will kill this major cash cow.



Hetfield says Big Four shows have ‘run their course’

I’ve never wanted to punch a host in the face as much as when I saw this video. Someone get that dude off coffee and on some ADHD medicine.

Anyway, the interview itself has some pretty interesting quotes from Jaymz, so might as well post them here in case you’re too lazy to either watch the full thing, or go read it on Blabbermouth (cause that’s where I stole this from):

On more Big Four shows:

Never say never, but I think it’s kind of run its course as far as Europe, for sure, and the two on the coasts here. I think it’s done what it needs to do for now, and then we’ll go our separate ways, do our albums, do our things. […] Who knows what happens in the future? It could be the ‘Big Ten’ and then we include… Who knows?! No limitations, man. But this has been a blast. And I think this might be the last one for at least a little while.

On the Lou Reed album:

Lou came with the lyrics; the lyrics were all finished. The lyrics are intense, and every time that I listen to this thing, there’s a line that I pull out and I just gnaw on that potent little thing all day. It’s like, ‘Man…’ It’s deep, and without getting too artsy-fartsy, you can take it to another level. It’s not party rock, that’s for sure. It’s deep, dark and intense.

On their 30th anniversary gigs:

We’ll have contests, we’ll have…. Who knows what goes on?! It’ll be Metallica insanity. And we’re trying to invite as many of the people who have jammed with us on albums or on stages, whatever, or songs we’ve done from them, we’re trying to get them up on stage […] Hopefully Lemmy, and Ozzy, and Tony, the Diamond Head guys, and who knows?! Whoever we’ve toured with as well. C’mon up — let’s have some fun and celebrate.


Here are my thoughts, cause you fuckers know I have an opinion on everything:

  • I’m willing to bet they’ll do more Big Four shows once each band finishes releasing/promoting albums. The demand is there, money is to be made, mark my words — it will happen again, and again, and again.
  • Lou Reed wrote those pretentious lyrics? Wow, surprise of the fucking century. I realize this is a passion project for ‘Tallica, but jeez, they’ll have a new St. Anger on their hands, if only through the fans’ perspectives.
  • I have to admit, having a show with Metallica, Lemmy, Ozzy, Tony and others would be fucking epic. I really want to go.  <whore> If anyone from Metallica’s camp is reading this, care to fly a metal e-journalist there? </whore>


Like a rolling stone…

Lars Ulrich, the guy who starred in the comedy “Dude, why are we crying and talking to a faux-shrink? We’re fucking rich and famous and should be real men in our mid-40s!!!” (alternative title: Some Kind of Monster), talked to Rolling Stone magazine about the recent Big Four gig at the Yankee Stadium in New York.

The interview is above, and you guessed it: Lars talks about the ‘good vibe,’ nostalgia, and blah blah blah. At no point have I heard any mentions of ‘buttloads of cash,’ ‘new Mercedes lease,’ or ‘brand new painting’ — which to me, sound like the real reasons they’d pretend to get along with the other bands.

But hey, judging from some of the footage and photos I’ve seen, it looked like an awesome show. I would have loved to be there, but I’m not rich, so I can’t even afford a hotdog at the Yankee Stadium, let alone a ticket.

With two Big Four shows under my belt, I can honestly say, in spite of my being skeptical of this new-found friendship they keep talking about, being at a Big Four show is pretty awesome. Even if you think the bands suck now, they’re still pretty good live. Well, some of them are.

So next time they’ll play together, and believe me — $$ there will be a next time $$ — try to make it. It’s really better than sitting at home and streaming porn.

Actually, it’s kind of the same thing. What does jerking off have in common with going to a Big Four show? You feel fucked at the end, but you’re pretty sure it wasn’t by a girl. ZING!!!

I keed, I keed, it’s a pretty good show.


Big 1 + 3 played New York

Last night marked The Big 4 playing the East Coast for the first time, which means I now have to cover it. MetalSucks and Metal Injection did the unthinkable and actually live-blogged a live show, which is kinda lame if you ask me, but then again, I get a free article out of this, so it’s a win for me.

To sum it up: same old same old, Gary Holt instead of Jeff Hanneman, Motorhead‘s Overkill instead of Am I Evil and members of Exodus joining the stage for that performance as well? (and you can see the clip of that above). That is all. We are now anxiously awaiting for The Big Four to announce the first show on the Moon, while this wave is still fresh for riding… Kidding aside, I actually enjoyed the mashup performance a lot, even with 30 people on stage.


The Big Four Guitar World cover is here

The Big Four are featured in a Guitar World issue and we got the cover exclusively! If by ‘exclusively’ you mean ‘stolen from Blabbermouth.’ The cover is after the jump, and by the looks of it, the magazine itself features a poster of Dave and Jaymz fist-bumping each other. Sounds awesome, too bad this isn’t 1985.

Anyway, the site Glenrock Patch conducted an interview with Scott Ian, Tom Araya and David Ellefson about The Big Four and you guessed it, same type of questions, same type of answers. Read the predictable article here.

If you’re going to the NY Big Four show, we’re hosting a party on Skype for you guys, we can all like, videochat and drink beer together!!! [/lies]

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