SLAYER guitarist Kerry King says that he doesn’t think there will be more shows featuring the so-called “Big Four” of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX.
Asked by Chris Jericho of the “Talk Is Jericho” podcast if he believes a possibility exists that more “Big Four” shows will be staged in the future, Kerry said: “I don’t.” He added: “When we started doing those, I thought it was gonna really rad for the fans, and it wound up being really rad for me as well as the fans. I didn’t think it would be that big a deal, but I loved the hell out of ’em. ‘Cause us and METALLICA, we’ve never been at odds, but we just ran in different circles. And I hadn’t seen those guys in probably 20 years, and then to do a handful of shows with them, it was totally fun. I’d hang out with Lars [Ulrich, METALLICA drummer] on days off, ’cause he’s like the going-out guy, and I’m the going-out guy. So we did that. Kirk [Hammett, METALLICA guitarist] would be hanging out backstage. I’ve known [Robert] Trujillo [METALLICA bassist] forever. James [Hetfield, METALLICA frontman], I’ve known James since the ’80s.”