Whether he is preventing the Metallica from releasing No Life ‘Till Leather or talking about being called a “pussy” by Metallica’s manager, it seems like Dave Mustaine is making all the headlines this week.
The Metallica management revelation came via Jamey Jasta’s podcast, The Jasta Show where he also mentioned the possibility of resurrecting Gigantour and elaborated on why the tour ended in the first place.
Well, I know that we’re gonna be doing something next next summer out in the Pennsylvania area, where we’re trying to pull together something like that. But you see, the problem with Gigantour is started out great when it was just purely my idea. The manager I had at the time there was very un-metal and consequently year after year it kind of lost its steam. You know you need to have – the very first Gigantour, it I had everything I wanted, two stages, rotating bands, everybody got along. It was an absolute success.
And then from there you know you can’t take a tour called Gigantour and have it be three bands, that ain’t Gigantour, that’s a Mini Me Tour [laughs]. You know, we have talked about Gigantour. The choices we’re trying narrow down is is it at one place festival that shows up on the east coast and west coast for the year or is it a moving festival? Like at a very large tour.
So for me, both choices have merit. The festival would be much larger undertaking, as you know. But I also think that if it was touring, it would give us an opportunity, if we did that second stage, going to have a lot of local talent grace that stage and that’s one of the coolest things when you go on tour that I’ve always tried to do is take, you know, give us slot to a local band.
We would have never gotten signed if we didn’t go out there and play whenever we could, and we played with some pretty horrible bands. [Laughs]
With the loss of major touring festivals like Ozzfest, Mayhem Fest and now Warped Tour, the return of Gigantour could rejuvenate the summer. We do have Summer Slaughter making the rounds each summer but another touring festival wouldn’t hurt.