So…it is 2013. You are a billion dollar music producer. Eddie Trunk, from “That Metal Show” comes to you and says that he needs you to come up with a bill featuring the best of the best Metal Bands. The criteria…the band must have began after 1970, the band must have at least 1 Multi Platinum Album under its belt, they must be popular in not only the mainstream metal community, but also the Underground Scene. This particular bill is being put together to raise money for Super Storm Sandy, the Super Storms of Oklahoma, the Boston Terror Attacks, and many other untimely tragedies. Eddie gives you the criteria and a few other guidelines. Oh, and did I forget, he wants 30 Bands to play over the verge of two days. This festival is being called METAL GODS OF THUNDER AND LIGHTNING. Eddie has also got a commitment from two major bands to be the Headliners, one for each day of the festival. There are a few venues that are mentioned as possible places to house this HUGE EVENT. Its already being called the CONCERT OF THE CENTURY. AS mentioned earlier, the bands that are recruited must be in the Heavy Metal Category (Hair Metal, Grunge Metal, Thrash, Speed, Industrial and Death Metal.)
Ok, you as the next up and coming music guru have a month to get your lineup created. The two headlining bands will be Metallica the first night and Black Sabbath the second night. That leaves you with 28 Choices. You also are given the option of having a band that has retired reunite or a band that may have lost one of its founding members. This opportunity is one for the ages and will either make you or break you. Ok, now its time for the first set of bands. Remember, Eddie wants you to try and pick these bands in order of their popularity as well as their importance to Metal Lore. You have unlimited funds and have been given a team of some of the best recruiters including some amazing former musicians of their own time. On your team, you have Mick Jagger, Ozzy Osbourne (who will be playing with Black Sabbath), Billy Idol, Jimmy Paige, Alice Cooper, and Steven Tyler.
The team sets out with goal of first obtaining the 28 Bands and then fitting them into the lineup. So without further a due….this is the list of bands that you and the team have secured for this MEGA CONCERT: Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, Overkill, Skid Row (w/Sebastian Bach, Van Halen (w/ David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar), Guns N Roses, Pantera (w/ Zack Wylde), Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Motley Crue, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Avenged Sevenfold, Tool, Alice Cooper, Bullet For My Valentine, RATT, Poison, Faith No More, Twisted Sister, Sevendust, Def Leppard, Motorhead, BuckCherry. Now after coming up with these bands, you meet with Eddie and the entire group and agree that the list is pretty dope. However, there were a few other worthy bands that were left off the bill that deserve a shot, so Eddie says the bill will now include 40 Bands! Thats right…Forty Bands so that leaves room for 10 more. Whitesnake, Aerosmith, Cinderella, Korn, White Zombie, Nine Inch Nails, Quiet Riot, Death Angel, Slipknot, and AC/DC.
Ok, now there are forty bands so time to break them down into the lineups for the two days.
Nine Inch Nails White Zombie
Death Angel KORN
SlipKnot Killswitch Engage
Twisted Sister Quiet Riot
Faith No More Sevendust
Motorhead Alice Cooper
Bullet For My Valentine Avenged Sevenfold
Lamb of God Overkill
Soundgarden Alice In Chains
Skid Row (Sebastian Bach) Def Leppard
Van Halen (Roth/Hagar) Motley Crue
Guns N Roses (Axl/Slash/Duff) Pantera (Zack Wylde)
Judas Priest Iron Maiden
“METALLICA” “BLACK SABBATH”
There you have it folks, your team has just assembled one of the Greatest Lineups of all-time if not “the all-time.”
Forty of Metals best. The Beasts of Metal. Some Hot Reunions. Star Studded Talent over the entire event.
The tickets will be 200 Dollars for both days…non-refundable. The show will be held September 10 and September 11th at the New Yankee Stadium in New York. Along with these bands, there will be plenty of refreshments with donations and sponsors from Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Google, Apple, Facebook, You Tube. The entire cast of “That Metal Show” will also be present and will film a two day live show at the Event. Guest Appearances will be made by BEYONCE, Jessica Alba, porns best, David Chappele, “The Hangover” cast and the other team members…Billy Idol, Jimmy Paige, and Mick Jagger. All of the proceeds from the show will be donated to the tragedies fund, which will cover Sandy, Oklahoma, Boston and many others. Well, well, well. Your team has struck gold. Eddie Trunk salutes you. YOU ARE NOW A METAL GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
STAY TUNED FOR THE SHOW….GET YOUR TIX while they are HOT FOR THE TAKE> ROCK ON AMERICA! THIS IS MORE THAN A FISTFUL OF METAL, its more like a DUMPSTER FULL>