In anticipation of the first-ever U.S. Big Four concert later this month in California, Revolver magazine sat down with the bands to discuss the Big Four and what this concert means to them. Among the topics of discussion were some of the band members' favorite songs by other Big Four bands.
When asked what was his favorite Slayer song, Megadeth guitarist Dave Mustaine replied: "I just started recently getting into Slayer's music because I was pretty much at odds with those guys for so long. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to hang out over the years, much to my loss. I'd have to say probably my favorite Slayer song is the one that they close with, 'Angel Of Death' [off 1986's 'Reign In Blood']. Yeah, I love the killer double-kick part at the end of that one."
Slayer's Kerry King was then asked what his favorite Metallica song is, replying:
"Without a doubt, my favorite Metallica song would be 'Damage, Inc.' [off 1986's 'Master Of Puppets']. It just sounds like something I would've wrote. [Laughs] I remember when that came out and thinking to myself, Man, I wish I would've wrote that riff."
"I love that song. Also, 'Battery'. I love anything that's just brutal like that. I love it when James [Hetfield] just comes out and belts out his lyrics, James-style. There's nothing better. It's awesome."
Slayer and Megadeth will be sharing the stage with Metallica and Anthrax as part of the first-ever Big Four concert in the United States on April 23rd in Indio, California at the Empire Polo Club, the site of the Coachella music festival the weekend prior. Tickets are still available.