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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.

“Revolver Presents: The Big Four” Special Issue, Out Now!!!

“Revolver Presents: The Big Four” Special Issue, Out Now!!!

In celebration of the upcoming Big Four shows—featuring Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax—Revolver has created a new, special collector’s issue all about the giants of thrash metal. It hits newsstands today and is also available for purchase online here. The issue features all-new, exclusive interviews with members from each group talking about how they’ve crossed […]

Kirk Hammett

“A life lived unexplored is a life not worth living,” says Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist and songwriter of rock band Metallica. Hammett describes himself as being obsessive, curious, smelly, ugly, happy, and progressive. It seems to be the combination of his curiosity and progressive traits that has advanced him down the road of super stardom […]