Dave Mustaine Blames Metallica For Rejecting Huge Shows With Surprising Metal Icons

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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine wants more Big Four concerts, especially with Slayer announcing their retirement and a farewell tour. Final Metallica/Megadeth/Slayer/Anthrax shows unfortunately seem unlikely, as Mustaine claims Metallica are the lone holdouts.

Mustaine told Eddie Trunk (via Metal Injection), “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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