Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine keeps asking Slayer to “come out of retirement” for a one-off “Big Four” show.
The 61-year-old musician tried to tempt the band ‘Raining Blood’ – whose farewell tour ended in 2019 – to reunite for a special concert at the Los Angeles Coliseum, featuring the Big Four of thrash metal , Megadeth, Slayer, Metallica and Anthrax.
He said, “I really think it’s time for the guys at Metallica to step in, and we’re doing one last round, see if we can bring Slayer out of retirement and do a ‘Big Four Passing the Torch’ to the new Big Four.
“It would remain to be seen who they are, but I have a feeling that would include some of the players we have already mentioned.
“I think it would be really cool symbolically if we did something like the LA Coliseum, even if it’s a show and that’s it.
“Slayer is from LA, so it would probably be more convenient for them to come home at night.”
But Dave admits the band “just aren’t into it”.
He added to the Songfacts website: “Personally, I’ve been hoping for this for a while, and I keep asking and asking and asking. They just aren’t into it. But that’s up to them.”
The Big Four played a number of gigs together across Europe and North America in the early 2010s.
Slayer shot to fame with his 1986 album “Reign in Blood,” but announced in 2018 that his 2019 tour would be his last.