Tonight, Metallica, Slayer (I’m still upset with you for your video hi jinx) , Megadeth and Anthrax will take the stage together for the first time ever in Warsaw, Poland for the Sonisphere festival. This concert is sure to be absolutely massive with talks of this event happening for well over 20 years. If you are not in Poland right now, and obviously most of you aren't, there is still hope. I know I have been beating this thing into the ground since the first rumor surfaced but dammit I need to see this come to fruition and according to Scott Ian, I just might.
The Anthrax guitarist commented that he and the other members of his band, Megadeth and Slayer, all wished to play together more shows and play them across the world, but the ultimate decision was in the hands of Metallica. He kept calling Kirk Hammett and after many times denying rumors he finally said “Yes, it's going to happen, but don't say anything.” Ian continues and says “I think it's going to be the same with other territories. We're already hearing rumors about other places in the world. And I think eventually it will be a worldwide adventure."
Thank you gods of metal! What I am hearing is, barring any unforeseen hiccups, we will hear and know more with the Big 4 finally (hopefully!) leading up to some North American dates. Keep your finger crossed kids!!!
The photo above is of all the members of all four bands save Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, hanging out together, possibly taken yesterday in Poland.