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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Hints That Metallica Are The Holdouts On More "The Big Four" Concerts - Suggests Touring As "The Big Three"

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With Slayer calling it quits after one final world tour, Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine lately expressed his hopes that "The Big Four" (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) would perform at least one more show before they officially become "The Big Three".

In a recent interview Mustaine further spoke of the potential for a few more shows from the "Big Four" and the possibility that they do it without Metallica, who appear to be the holdout. Says Mustaine:

"I think if you asked the three of us that, our camps would probably say yes. If Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth all want to do it, and Metallica doesn’t, then what do we do? The Big Three? I’m sure that a lot of people would like to see that, and that may be what it is. You know, you may end up having it be the Big Three plus No. 5 if we have Exodus play with it. But it’s not about just doing concerts for the sake of concerts. It was about the movement. It was about what we did together as a group.

Excluding Anthrax, we’re all like neighbors almost ’cause we all lived so close. It was just a half hour to an hour at at most between each other’s houses on the freeway. So, I think it would be great to do more "Big Four" stuff - do one in Japan. Do one in South America - we never did one in South America; we haven’t done one in Asia. Give the people an opportunity to see it before it goes away forever."


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1. X writes:

Then Testament can take Metallica's spot as the fourth band.

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2. Albert writes:

Overkill can go instead of anthrax?

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3. X writes:

Megadeth, Slayer, Testament and Overkill? What a brilliant idea.

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4. RememberMetal? writes:

Metallica would be fools to pass on a final opportunity for a "Big Four Tour" but lets be serious about which bands would benefit most from this.

Metallica may have sold out the hardest and made the worst albums from Load to present but they hold all the keys here.

The proposed "Big Three" tour plus "5" or "6" would clean up... but it wouldn't have historically significant context.

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5. Houston from houston writes:

Or add exodus.

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