Monday, September 7, 2009


Slayer's Kerry King
says that he's heard rumors that Lars Ulrich is orchestrating the ultimate thrash metal tour - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. King spoke to Metal Hammer and said that he's only heard rumors - and also added that he didn't think Anthrax should be on the tour due to their recent lineup shakeups. That's a bummer: I'm a big Anthrax fan, but he has a point. They have no lead singer. Even if they hadn't fired their latest singer Dan Nelson, it would be weird to have Anthrax fronted by some guy they found on myspace on the bill with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth. If they come up with a new unknown guy, same deal. If they hook up with a big name guy, like Corey Taylor of Slipknot (who, rumor had it, was thinking about it at some point) or Phil Anselmo of Pantera, it would come off a bit stunty. I can't see them pulling Joey Belladonna back into the band. I know they've been doing some shows with former singer John Bush again - maybe he returns and they tour with him? I know James Hetfield has said he wishes he wrote the Bush-era Anthrax tune "Only," maybe he'd join them onstage for that one and duet with Bush? That'd be pretty cool. Also, it's hard to imagine Megedeth touring with Metallica. But just a Metallica/Slayer tour, that would be pretty awesome.

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