The Big 4 Rock Yankee Stadium
September 15, 2011


Metallica
East coast fans finally had their chance to see "The Big 4" of thrash metal on Wednesday night, as Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax played at New York's new Yankee Stadium. It was only the second U.S. performance that the four bands have done together, following an April show in Indio, CA. The seven-hour show opened with native New Yorkers Anthrax, who delivered their usual high-energy set filled with classic tunes and new tracks from their latest album, Worship Music. Singer Joey Belladonna hijacked the stadium video camera for a little while, as he and guitarist Scott Ian had fun hanging an Anthrax banner that was a play on the Yankees logo.

Megadeth was up next, and while they delivered a set filled with fan favorites and shredding technical guitar solos, frontman Dave Mustaine explained that he was experiencing a bit of pain after having neck surgery the day before. "I shouldnít be playing right now," he told the crowd, "but I'm doing this for you."

The sun had set by the time Slayer belted out "South of Heaven," which set a perfect scene for their usual dark and ominous performance. The New York Times noted that the band remains a tight machine, despite the fact that Exodus guitarist Gary Holt is still filling in for the ailing Jeff Hanneman. For a memorable forty minutes or so, Yankee Stadium became a dark and contemplative place for a performance that ran nearly uninterrupted with only a few brief silent moments, the Times reported.

Metallica closed the show with a two-hour-plus set that included classics like "Creeping Death," "Fade To Black" and "One" as well as more recent tracks "Cyanide" and "All Nightmare Long." The band was surrounded by a stunning display of lasers and fireworks as it led the crowd through almost 20 songs. Finally, during the encore, all four bands collaborated on a cover of Motorhead's "Overkill" before Metallica ended the night with "Seek and Destroy."




 
Music News
Macklemore Talks New Album, Relapse Into Drug Use
Quick Hits: Meghan Trainor, Justin Bieber, Janelle MonŠe, Keith Richards, Lollapalooza, Chance The Rapper, Neil Young
Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson Join Farm Aid 30
Quick Hits: Rise Against, Keith Richards, Puscifer, Judas Priest & Mastodon, Mat Kearney, Circa Survive
Rapper Future Hits #1 With Surprise Album
Quick Hits: U2 & Lady Gaga, Disclosure & Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Mariah Carey, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Guns N' Roses, Sevendust, Joseph Jackson
Ed Sheeran TV Special To Air On NBC
The Week In Review: 7/20-7/24
Quick Hits: Five Finger Death Punch, Prince, Meg Myers, The Grateful Dead
Quick Hits: Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth, Vance Joy, Lana Del Rey
Quick Hits: Selena Gomez, James Blake / Kanye West, Incubus
Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran Lead MTV VMA Noms
Quick Hits: Chvrches, Korn, HardDrive Live Tour, Wilco
Singer/Actor Tyrese Gets His First #1 Album
Quick Hits: Made In America Festival, Little Mix, Kanye West, Big Sean, Minus The Bear, Don Henley, AC/DC's Phil Rudd
Breaking News
iHeartMedia Charlotte Names Keith Hotchkiss Market President
Pierre Bouvard: Radio's Delivers On Amazon Prime Day
In Brief - July 29, 2015
July 28, 2015
Cumulus Appoints Brian Thomas As PD For WLS-FM/Chicago
AT&T To Activate FM Chips On Android Smartphones
BroadbandTV & BMG Form Strategic Alliance To Support New Generation Of Music Artists
Chicago Radio Legend John Records Landecker To Sign Off After 40 Years On-Air
Cumulus-Buffalo Re-Signs Shredd and Ragan For Mornings At WEDG
Rare Job Ops at 98 Rock/Baltimore
In Brief - July 28, 2015
July 27, 2015
Emmis Announces Executive Promotions
iHeartRadio Joins Snapchat Discover
Pandora Listeners Receive More Uninterrupted Hours With Sponsored Listening
July 24, 2015
Radio Industry & SESAC Reach Settlement
The Week In Review: 7/20-7/24
CBS Radio Names David Yadgaroff As SVP/Market Manager For Philadelphia
In Brief - July 24, 2015
July 23, 2015
Frankie V. Heads Home To Boston
Major Changes at CBS RADIO
In Brief - July 23, 2015
July 22, 2015
VH1 President Tom Calderone Exits The Network
Jordan Lee Named PD At 88Nine Radio Milwaukee
July 21, 2015
Cumulus Promotes Hayden Green To OM For Fort Walton Beach/Destin
Rich Bengloff Stepping Down As A2IM President
FMQB NOW

Jonathan Shuford, PD
WRVW/Nashville

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!