VIDEO: Metallica, Slayer at Yankee Stadium Big Four Show

Hetfield: 'Are you talkin' to me?'
Hetfield: 'Are you talkin' to me?' (Image credit: Paul Hebert/Corbis)

Couldn't make it to last week's Big Four concert at Yankee Stadium, the heavy metal summit that featured Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax? Well, thanks to the magic of some new videos, you just might feel like you were there...for part of it, at least.

Metallica have posted a generous, 28-minute clip (above) that contains pro-shot footage from their soundcheck the night before the big gig (with the highlight being bassist Rob Trujillo's guided tour of drummer Lars Ulrich's drum riser, with particular emphasis on a certain sandwich), along with snippets of a meet and greet with fans and a pre-show jam session backstage.

The bulk of the clip is of the show itself, showcasing the over-the-top light show during Blackened and Metallica's performance of Motorhead's Overkill, with members of Megadeth, Slayer, Anthax and Exodus joining in.

In addition, Slayer have released some rather incredible 'drum-cam' clips that focus on Dave Lombardo pounding his way through Disciple, Postmortem, Hate Worldwide and War Ensemble. Brutal stuff!

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.