During an appearance on last week’s edition of “Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill” on SiriusXM, Dave Mustaine was asked if MEGADETH and other bands (METALLICA, ANTHRAX) would be interested in playing more Big Four shows before SLAYER completes its farewell tour. He pointed out that there should be another Big Four show in San Francisco Bay Area where scene primarily started.
Mustaine said: “I think everybody in the metal community wants to see that, with SLAYER going away. Although, fortunately, with the attention that they’re getting, they’re not [going away yet] — there’s so much attention for them that they continue to play, which is great for us. But I think that before they retire, there should be another ‘Big Four’ show. And since the scene primarily started in the [San Francisco] Bay Area, I think it should be done in the Bay Area or here [in Los Angeles]. To me, it’s just not right. I think there should be at least one more.”
Asked if there was a personal highlight for him from all the “Big Four” shows that MEGADETH has played so far, Mustaine said: “No. The whole thing was great. I can’t whittle it down to one thing. I do know that looking out in the audience and seeing everybody in black t-shirts before we started and then the rain started and all these rainbow-colored umbrellas opened up, it was the most beautiful thing. Because it went form this monochrome kind of really ugly place in Sofia, Bulgaria in the rain to just this plethora of color and just beauty, and everybody was dancing and pogoing and wheelchairs going across people’s heads and stuff. They didn’t let the rain bother them at all. Me, I felt like I was ice skating up there on the deck, ’cause it was really slippery.”