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Metallica are calling the shots now

Charlie Benante of Anthrax recently revealed in an interview that Metallica are responsible for their getting their shit together and releasing their album this fall.

I’ve got to say, Metallica and the whole Big 4 thing really gave us a kick up the ass. It was like ‘Right, get your shit together, let’s go’ and that gave us a deadline for the record.

Watch interview here.

Anything Metallica says, goes, huh? That’s wonderful. Wait until they make you record an album with Lou Reed or something.



Anthrax’s new album cover is not too original

Anthrax‘s new album is called Worship Music and the album cover artwork is here. However, as Metalsucks also points out, it’s way too similar to their last album cover.

Maybe it’s a metaphor for how old the band members look nowadays.

I don’t know, I guess I like the artwork itself, I just hate the way they put the Anthrax logo up there. Looks like a 5 minute Photoshop job by someone who just discovered the “Layer Style” settings.

Guys, next time get Dusty Peterson.

But hey, at least it’s not a coffin in a vagina-looking hole, eh? Full cover after the jump.


Big Four jam pro-shot footage

Professionally filmed video footage of the July 2 “Big Four” jam at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany can be viewed above.

Towards the end of Metallica‘s set, Members of Anthrax and Megadeth joined Metallica on stage for a cover of Diamond Head‘s ‘Helpless’. Slayer weren’t available to take part because Dave was having another tattoo, Kerry was having a wank the band had to travel for their concert on the following night.

[insert prefunctory rant about The Big Four]


Yep, Diamond Head joined the jam

Okay so maybe not all of Diamond Head, just guitarist Brian Tatler.

Now, I have updated the original post about this but hey, Metallica.com has some awesome photos up so I stole got a couple of them to post here.

Make the jump to see a few and a link to the full gallery.

And yes, I realize most of the news is now Big Four-related somehow but hey, what can you do? Would you rather read about whom Bret Michaels is singing with? I thought so.


Will Diamond Head join The Big Four jam?

I actually wanted to go to Knebworth for Sonisphere, but couldn’t. Man, am I going to regret this…

Diamond Head (whose ‘Am I Evil’ song is usually played when the four bands jam) will play on the same stage as Anthrax, Slayer, Megadeth and Metallica. So will they join the jam at the end?

The video above with David Ellefson and Shawn Drover of Megadeth seems to hint towards that idea. It would be pretty epic indeed, and I don’t see why they wouldn’t.

I hope it will be pro shot so we don’t have to witness it via godawful cellphone footage.

UPDATE: Metallica.com confirms that Brian Tatler of Diamond Head joined the jam.

Speaking of Sonisphere, other musicians playing that festival were asked to pick their favorite Big Four band. Their quotes, after the jump.

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