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Slayer’s Tom Araya Indicates There May Not Be Another Big Four Show

November 12th, 2013
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Tom Araya, vocalist and bassist of metal band Slayer, thinks that there may be no more shows featuring the “Big Four,” an ensemble that includes Slayer.
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By Jackie Ruth Posted in News , , , , ,

The Big Four Announce Second US Show at Yankee Stadium

April 30th, 2011

Coming in hot off their performance in Indio, CA last week, the Big Four—Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica—announced yesterday that they will come together again on US soil for a show at Yankee Stadium in New York on September 14. Read more…

By Nick Vadala Posted in Top Story , , , ,

The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth & Anthrax Live in Indio 2011 (Set List, Photos and More)

April 24th, 2011

Only a week removed from Coachella, Goldenvoice again ran an open-air festival at Indio’s Empire Polo Fields. This time, instead of a few dozen indie and dance bands, only four acts performed. No pun intended, this show was the only slated U.S. performance by The Big Four. The appropriately dubbed “The Big Four of thrash metal,” all were either friends, contemporaries or band mates in the early 80’s when they began. Each had an ebb-and-tide to their career, all recently attaining new-found cohesion. For some of these bands, the road to this cohesion was a rocky one. Breakups, firings, misgivings all abound, and for years there was much bad blood. With years behind them and innumerable lessons learned, the members of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax have all put their differences long in the past in the interest of the exalting the legacy they helped forge so many years ago.

All photos by Marv Watson
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By Raymond Flotat Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , , , ,

Big 4 Discuss Only US Date

January 26th, 2011

Lars Ulrich of Metallica revealed to KROQ why the Big Four have only announced one US date on their upcoming tour.  The only show will be in Indio, California. Read more…

By Bill Ferrell Posted in News , ,

Metallica May Delay Their ‘Pink Floyd’ Tour

July 22nd, 2010

Metallica’s plan to rival Pink Floyd’s The Wall may be delayed due to the recent success of the Big Four shows at Sonisphere Festival. The Big Four – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax – may plan to do more shows together. Read more…

By Alison Bakker Posted in News ,