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Rockstar Mayhem Festival featuring Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax and Slipknot

1:30 p.m. Friday, July 20. Verizon Wireless Ampitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive.



If one was tasked with the forming of a metal supergroup, one could easily pull most of the members of said group from the lineup for this show. Dave Lombardo on drums (no-brainer; sorry, Charlie), Scott Ian on one guitar (as long as he doesn't say anything), Jeff Hanneman on the other (better) one. Let Kerry King ghostwrite the lyrics for that truly evil feel, and finally place both Lemmy and Tom Araya on bass and lead vocals, because it is hard to imagine either one doing anything else. The entirety of Slipknot could serve as the opening act that fans boo in anticipation of the (much, much better) headliner.

Slipknot Objects: The members of Slipknot would argue that this band is only half constructed and needs about seven more members to bang on trashcans and shit and to superfluously repeating instruments. My god, Slipknot is awful.

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