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The Year in Live Photos

The Year in Live Photos

From the Big Four to Avenged Sevenfold at the Golden Gods, 2011 has been one hell of a year

Video Preview Available for ‘Murder in the Front Row’ Bay Area Thrash Photo Book

Video Preview Available for ‘Murder in the Front Row’ Bay Area Thrash Photo Book

A video preview has been made available for the upcoming photo book, Murder in the Front Row: Shots From the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter (Bazillion Points). The book, by Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew, will be released on December 13. Featured photos include Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett performing with Exodus, as well as Megadeth’s […]

Kirk Hammett Talks About Metallica and Lou Reed’s ‘Lulu,’ Cliff Burton, and Not Playing Lead Guitar

Kirk Hammett Talks About Metallica and Lou Reed’s ‘Lulu,’ Cliff Burton, and Not Playing Lead Guitar

Metallica and Lou Reed are releasing their collaborative album, Lulu, today. The album tells the tale of a girl, Lulu, who falls from her place in high society into prostitution and other questionable activities—she even has a run-in with Jack the Ripper. Reed took the concept from a pair of plays by 20th Century German […]

Photos: Anthrax, Live in San Francisco, With Members of Metallica & Death Angel

Photos: Anthrax, Live in San Francisco, With Members of Metallica & Death Angel

See them with Kirk Hammett…

Former Ramones Bassist Claims He Was Twice Offered Metallica Role

Former Ramones Bassist Claims He Was Twice Offered Metallica Role

Former bassist for the Ramones, Christopher Ward, AKA C.J. Ramone, has stated in a new interview that he was twice offered the chance to join Metallica. The chat was conducted with music blog The Great Southern Brainfart. Ward says that his son’s health at the time prevented him from joining the thrash legends following Jason […]

New Details Emerge About ‘Murder in the Front Row’ Thrash Photo Book

New Details Emerge About ‘Murder in the Front Row’ Thrash Photo Book

With the Big Four show coming up at Yankee Stadium tomorrow, new details have emerged about the photo collection Murder in the Front Row: Shots From the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter (Bazillion Points), which chronicles the early days of thrash metal. The book, by Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew, will feature photos of Metallica […]

Guitar World Reveals Big Four Cover

Guitar World Reveals Big Four Cover

The Big Four of thrash—Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax—are set to play New York City’s Yankee Stadium on September 14. It will be the second time ever that all four groups have shared a stage in the United States. To mark this occasion, Revolver and Guitar World are celebrating the event with the Big Four […]

The Story of the Big Four: “Am I Evil?”

The Story of the Big Four: “Am I Evil?”

The Big Four of thrash—Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax—are set to play New York City’s Yankee Stadium on September 14. It will be the second time ever that all four groups have shared a stage in the United States. To mark this occasion, Revolver and Guitar World are celebrating the event with the Big Four […]

Kerry King in Slayer, 1983

The Story of the Big Four: Slayer’s Kerry King Joins Megadeth

The Big Four of thrash—Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax—are set to play New York City’s Yankee Stadium on September 14. It will be the second time ever that all four groups have shared a stage in the United States. To mark this occasion, Revolver and Guitar World are celebrating the event with the Big Four […]

Metallica on Megadeth: An Excerpt From Revolver’s Big Four Issue

Metallica on Megadeth: An Excerpt From Revolver’s Big Four Issue

Lars Ulrich looks back on his relationship with Dave Mustaine.