Guess Kerry King was finally tired of missing out on all the cool “Big Four Jams,” because the Slayer guitarist made the last night of the Jagermeister Music Tour (also featuring Megadeth and Anthrax) very special. King joined Megadeth onstage during their set in Los Angeles last night (October 21) and performed the song “Rattlehead” with them. Lucky for the rest of us who couldn’t be there in person, footage of the performance can be seen above.
This marks the first time in 26 years that King performed “Rattlehead” with Megadeth. For those of you who don’t recall, King was actually the second guitarist during Megadeth’s very first shows. However, his time in the band was very short lived and lasted only a few shows in February of 1984. You can check out unearthed footage of King performing with Megadeth back in 1984 below. As metal history nerd myself, it’s pretty surreal to see Mustaine and King performing next to each other in both videos. This could probably only be topped by seeing Mustaine performing “The Four Horsemen” with Metallica. It’s a long shot, but hell, the recent “Big Four Tour” made a lot of unlikely things possible.