Hetfield Thinks Big Four Concert Tour Would Be Great

METALLICA} star JAMES HETFIELD has added weight to a proposed world tour with Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth by insisting the 'Big Four' show is a good idea.
Bandmates Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo have already dismissed reports the supertour of thrash metal's godfathers is something that is being planned, with the bass player stating "a lot of egos" would get in the way of the project.
But Slayer star Kerry King has revealed negotiations have begun and Hetfield thinks the dream tour is possible, despite logistical and personality issues.
He tells ThePulseofRadio.com, "I think it was certainly spurred on by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (induction ceremony) and getting all these great, nostalgic feelings.
"(We thought) 'Hey, you know what? We should celebrate the Bay Area (San Francisco/Oakland) thrash scene. Why don't we make a reunion of that or something?' And it basically morphed into, you know, the Big Four doing a gig together, and how cool that would be. (It) pretty much went as far as that.
"We kind of talked a little bit about it, went back and forth. No one really looked into it. But then the rumour got out and it's one of those things like, 'Well, is it true?' It's one of those awkward positions that you're in - you have a good idea, and you haven't followed through with it quite yet. But I think it would be a great celebration of the past and where we are now in our lives. I think it would be great."
In a recent radio interview, drummer Ulrich insisted the Big Four idea would be "a super-fun thing to do," adding, "It's not something that's like hush-hush, being worked on behind the scenes or anything like that."


Contactmusic

Tags: Metallica - James Hetfield

Advertisement

More Metallica

Glastonbury Festival Goers Told To "Prepare For Rape" By BBC

Glastonbury Festival goers were warned to "prepare for rape" by a subtitle blunder during the weather report on BBC News at Ten. The weatherman told...

Glastonbury Weather 2014: It's Going to Rain. Loads.

Glastonbury festivalgoers are famously robust whatever the weather, packing willies, umbrellas and waterproof ponchos to ensure their heads don’t drop should the heaven decide to...

5 Things You Can Do With Free WiFi at Glastonbury 2014

Glastonbury revellers will be able to enjoy free wifi this year thanks to a heard of special cows dotted around the festival. The EE cattle...

Glastonbury Founder Michael Eavis Defends Festival Headliners Metallica

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has defended the decision to have Metallica headline the festival this year. There has been growing opposition regarding Metallica performing...

Advertisement

Metallica Will Be "Fantastic" At Glastonbury, Says Kasabian's Tom Meighan

Tom Meighan, lead singer of rock band Kasabian, has offered his two cents regarding the fuss that's been surrounding Metallica headlining at Glastonbury Festival. There...

Should Metallica Be Removed From Glastonbury Headline Slot?

Over 14,000 people have signed an online petition to have Metallica removed from this year’s Glastonbury line up. But why? Is the idea of ‘Enter...

Mogwai Laugh Off "Sh*te" Metallica, Call Lars Ulrich "Terrible" Drummer

Of course, anyone who's remotely interested in music would choose to see Scottish post-punk heroes Mogwai over Metallica at the Glastonbury Festival 2014 and the...

Metallica To Cover 'Wonderwall' At Glastonbury, But What Are The Best Oasis Covers?

In a similar fashion to the announcement of Jay Z in 2008, metal titans Metallica’s headline slot at the iconic Glastonbury Festival has been met...

Advertisement

Comments

Metallica Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Metallica

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All