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Weak Recap: Hello, we’re metal!

We’re one of the last of a dying breed. We’re the Albert Einstein of brutality, the William Shakespear of violence, the Arnold Schwarzenegger of funny, the Michael Jackson of metal. All these comparisons are way off though… because we’re better than those guys and we’re certainly better than anyone else out there, including you!

We’re so good, we’re interviewing each other. Who needs interviews with musicians, who have been interviewed already thousands of times? No one!

So, you want to know what happened this past week in metal? Make the jump, we’ll teach you a lesson.


My thoughts on: The Big Four tour

Before 2010, the thought of The Big Four touring together was almost a dream. Metal fans would have given their right testicle for something like this to happen. Now, a year after the first Big Four date was announced, people have taken it for granted and they’re just bitching, bitching, bitching and bitching.

I wonder why? Is it because most people are whiny and demanding? Yes.

Having attended two Big Four show last summer, and being the owner of a pretty awesome dick, I think I am more than qualified to comment on this thing and if you don’t like it, you’re probably a Justin Bieber fan.

So make the jump and read my thoughts on this whole thing. Hint: It’s gonna be insightful and amazing.


Big Four Headlines

You know how we do a headlines post every now and then, summing up lots of news into one post? Well, over the past couple of days, there have been some news on Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer so I’m just summing those up in a Big Four headlines post. Awesome, right? In-fucking-deed. Let’s get it on.

Lars Ulrich gave an interview to The Press-Enterprise, talking about the Big Four, Metallica being “pretty adventurous” and ‘tallica’s 30th anniversary. Read it here.

Kerry King gave an interview to The Desert Sun, where he talked about Gary Holt replacing Jeff Hanneman, Slayer’s 30th anniversary (I’m having a déjà vu) and the possibility of Slayer retiring. The link to the interview is down at the moment of me writing this, but you can try it yourself here. Here’s an excerpt of what he said about the retirement question:

“I remember people started hitting us up after ‘Christ Illusion’ — ‘How long do you plan to keep going?’ We are making relevant, good music. We’re still putting on good shows and having fun. That’s what it’s all about.”

King also gave an interview to LA Weekly and shared this interesting tidbit about Jeff Hanneman:

“He’s trying his ass off. He’s been talking about playing [the “Big Four“] show [on April 23 in Indio, California], but I just don’t see how physically he’d be able to do that. I’m just being realistic.”

Read the full interview here. Meanwhile Dave Mustaine is praying for Hanneman. I’m sure that’ll help him.

David Ellefson went down memory lane, visited the birthplace of Megadeth — where he met Dave Mustaine in 1983 — and shot a video. Watch the video after the jump.

Scott Ian gave an interview to The Desert Sun (I’m having a déjà vu once again, what the…) and talked about the Big Four (déjà… ah, fuck it) and about Anthrax being “a better band than we were even in 1987 or 1988”. Read the full interview here.

And now make the jump for that video Ellefson, arguably the nicest guy of the Big Four, shot.


Musicians suck up to Metallica

The Big Four — Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax — are heading over to Indio, California next Saturday April 23. So in honor of this glorious event, ARTISTdirect.com editor author Rick Florino spoke to a few musicians (and I use the term “musicians” loosely) about the first time they heard Metallica and what the band means to them. It’s a truly interesting read… About as exciting as cancer.

Rick spoke to a ton of artists, including Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor, who used the interview to promote his own book. Smooth. Find more on this story over at Blabbermouth, with excerpts from Slash, Jonathan Davis and Sully Erna.

Anyways, if you’re wondering about myself, the details about the first time I heard Metallica can actually be found in my $19.99 autobiography entitled Mark of Dose of Metal – A Metal Journey. Be sure to pick it up..


Weak Recap: The Big Fourth


Welcome to yet another Weak Recap. Last week, Mark did me, so this week I’ll be returning the favor. We’re also taking turns interviewing each other. As usual, we’re looking back at the week’s most important headlines. Why? Because repetition is the mother of all learning. And it’s also a pretty easy way to make another post without being original at all.

Make the jump to get reminded of how awesome we were throughout the week.

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