* THE BIG FOUR CONFIRMED FOR SONISPHERE POLAND AND CZECH REPUBLIC *
* MORE BIG FOUR APPEARANCES AT SONISPHERE SHOWS PLANNED *
The world wide web has been abound with speculation on a possible “BIG FOUR” tour for several months. Now, SONISPHERE can exclusively reveal that METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX will play together for the first time in history, in a move that will have metalheads across the globe frenzied with excitement.
Says LARS ULRICH/METALLICA of this historic announcement:
“Who would have thought that more than 25 years after its inception, thrash metal’s big 4 would not only still be around and more popular than ever, but will now play together for the first time…what a mindfuck! Bring it on!”
“It’s about fucking time this happened,” said SLAYER’s KERRY KING. “and about time the fans finally get what they want. This is fucking awesome.”
ANTHRAX guitarist SCOTT IAN agrees, commenting on the enormity of the announcement.
“People have been talking about these four bands playing together since 1984. That’s twenty-six years of expectation!!! And the thing is, I believe not only will we live up to the expectations, we will shatter them!! No other four bands as influential as the four of us have ever done this. Imagine if The Beatles, Stones, The Who and Zeppelin had done shows? Or Sabbath, Priest, Maiden, Motorhead? Well, I may be getting into some rarified air here but as a fan, that’s how big I feel this is.”
These four legendary acts broke out of the underground thrash movement to dominate the metal world in the 1980s, selling millions of records and packing arenas across the globe. The metal giants have never before all shared the same stage, despite huge demand. But on 16th June 2010, METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX will take to the SONISPHERE stage at Bemowo Airport, Poland, to make the dreams of headbangers the world over become a reality. A second Big Four appearance is planned for SONISPHERE CZECH REPUBLIC three days later, with more SONISPHERE shows featuring the awesome combo to be announced in the coming days and weeks.
“This is a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity for Heavy Metal “Fans” to see the four greatest Heavy Metal “Bands” in American History back together on one stage” concludes MEGADETH mainman DAVE MUSTAINE. “If there are any heads left at the end of this Festival that haven’t banged, they don’t belong there.”
Tickets available from www.sonispherefestivals.com
One of the many things that I love about Hard Rock Hideout, is all of the cool new bands we often discover. In the case of rockers Judge Jackson, they aren’t a new band at all. Their new CD Drive is already their fifth release (gasp!). When I hear music this good, it boggles my mind that I haven’t heard this band before. Judge Jackson’s sound is a good blend of classic & southern rock with some hard elements. The song writing is very good, and the musicianship is as solid as it gets.
The opening song “Just Because” kind of reminds me of a Buckcherry tune, minus all of the profanities. This is a good foot tapper, and a great start for Drive.
“Pickin’ Me Up” is another fun rocker that I had to keep hitting repeat on. The song “Radio” is such a monster tune, it ought to be played on rock stations everywhere. This super catchy rocker made me an instant fan of Judge Jackson.
The good tunes don’t stop there. “Head over Heels” is a hard rockin’ tune tailor made for driving. This song will make you want to roll your windows down, crank the volume, and rip the knob off of your stereo.
“The End” is a cool tune with a southern rock flair that brings The Black Crowes to mind.
There is no official word on the release date for Drive. You will need to keep an eye on the band’s myspace page for more info. The band has several songs from Drive streaming there. You will definitely want to grab a copy of this CD when it becomes available. Music this good should not be missed. Check it out!
Rating: Out of 10
- Just Because
- Pickin’ Me Up
- The River
- Me Then You
- Letting Go
- Head Over Heels
- The End
- Meant To Be (Featuring Julia Henry)
Judge Jackson is:
Todd McTavish – Vocals
Lee Jackson – Guitars
Brian James – Bass/Vocals
J.J. Garcia – Drums
Check out KISS new video, Modern Day Delilah below. You can pick up their new CD, Sonic Boom here.