Metallica Drummer Lars Ulrich Speaks On Big Four U.S. Show
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In an interview yesterday on the Kevin & Bean Show for KROQ-FM, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich explained why the "Big Four" (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer) have only scheduled one date in the United States so far. Speaking about the show, Ulrich said:
"Let's take baby steps here. We did seven or eight dates last year, we're doing one show in England and one show in France.
"Listen, we don't wanna cram this down people's throats., we don't wanna sort of overstay the welcome, and we don't know what kind of response there's gonna be to this in America, so we're starting, obviously, without being disrespectful to the rest of the wonderful country...
"We have a history in Southern California, Slayer has a history in Southern California, (Dave) Mustaine has a history in Southern California, so there's a lot of history in California. And we picked the Coachella site where this is going down the week after the Coachella, which is probably - along with Bonnaroo - the favorite festival site to go to in North America.
"If there is enough demand for it, obviously there's a very strong possibility that there'll be more shows, but we don't wanna overextend the welcome and we also don't wanna turn it into something that becomes just this whole nostalgia trip. So it's a balancing act, you know."
The show will take place on Saturday, April 23rd at the Empire Polo Club, Indio, California and will be the first time the four bands have played together on American soil.
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