Dave Mustaine Hopes For ‘At Least One More’ Big 4 Show Before Slayer Retires
Following yesterday's shocking announcement from Slayer that they will begin a farewell tour this year, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine has called for "at least one more" of the "Big 4" shows before the thrash legends call it a day.
"I hope for at least one more Big 4 Show before the end of Slayer’s final tour," Mustaine tweeted last night (Jan. 22.) "It just wouldn’t be right. Anyone else with me?"
It's been nearly eight years since the 'Big 4' of thrash -- Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax -- first shared the stage together at the Sonisphere Festival in Warsaw, Poland to celebrate their collective history. The bands would go on to do a total of 14 shows together over the next 13 months, with the majority of them taking place in Europe. Two were held in the United States, one in Indio, Calif. and the other at Yankee Stadium in New York City.
Mustaine made news last month when he revealed that the final 'Big 4' show in New York almost went on sans Megadeth due to a neck injury he was dealing with which required surgery immediately. Speaking with Jamey Jasta, he said that he was taunted by one of Metallica's managers who allegedly called Mustaine "a pussy" for wanting to pull out of the gig.
"I was in an emergency surgery room two days before, ready to have my neck operated on. And I called up my manager, Mark Adelman, at the time, and I said, 'Look, I played with Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer before, I've played New York before, I've played a baseball stadium before, so none of this is new to me," Mustaine said. "And I have to cancel because I need emergency surgery.' So, allegedly, Adelman tells this to Metallica's management — whatever the guy with the name of a penis, whatever his name is... It was Dick or Peter or something... Peter! So [Peter] said I was a pussy. And so I went, 'Okay. All right. Wrap me up. I'm going to New York.' So they gave me a bunch of injections in my neck and put me in a neck brace and I flew out there and I played the concert and I came back. And I figured, nobody else knows about this except for him, and who's the real pussy now?"
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