Rumors of a possible tour featuring four of the biggest names heavy metal has ever known had headbangers buzzing all last year despite consistent denials of the many musicians involved. This massive metal event came together, nonetheless — Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer would share the stage for the first time ever on several June 2010 dates in Europe's multi-city Sonisphere Festival.
Now it's cool that this is happening, don't get me wrong. It would have been infinitely more awesome had this happened in 1991, when three of them shared a bill (all but Metallica) and each band was in the prime of their careers. Plus, I'm not 15 anymore. As for these four bands in 2010, the only thing I'm pumped about is Joey Belladonna's return to Anthrax. Plus, these shows are happening in Eastern Europe. I'm not pricing a ticket to Bulgaria. No thanks.
However — you know when you go to the movies and you sit through those commercials for live Opera screenings? There's now a practical purpose for that technology. (A list of local theaters showing the concert after the jump)