So...It's 2014. You are a billion dollar music producer. Eddie Trunk, from THAT METAL SHOW approaches you and asks you to come up with a music bill that features the Greatest Metal Bands of all-time, past or present. The criteria...the band must have started after 1970, the band must have at least one multi-platinum album under their belt, they must not only be popular in the mainstream metal community, but also in the underground community. The Bands can be old or new, they must have all members or at least one in cases where band members have died, and in certain cases where a band may have broke up...Eddie is giving you the opportunity to try and get them to volunteer just this once. This purpose of this festival is to raise money for cancer and also addiction. All proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Research Center and the Health Center of Addiction.
Eddie gives you the criteria as well as a few other guidelines. This festival will include 50 Bands to play over the verge of two days. Only Ten Bands can be in the category of new...new meaning bands that are in their prime in today's music scene. This festival is being called "METAL GODS OF THUNDER AND LIGHTNING." Eddie has given you a timetable to get bands signed up for the event and also has given you the resources to contact the bands or to entice a reunion. Eddie has already got a commitment from two bands to be the Headliner, One Band for each Day of the Festival. Eddie has also secured permits to have host the event at Woodstock...to honor and remember that famous day in 1969, where so many bands came together for world peace. Eddie is taking care of the political ramifications, including security and law enforcement to police the event.
This event is being called the CONCERT OF THE CENTURY. As mentioned previously, the Bands must be in the Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Category (Glam Metal, Thrash, Grunge, Speed, Industrial, Hard Rock). The two Headliners that Eddie has secured are AC/DC for the first day and Black Sabbath for the finale. Ok, so you as the next up and coming music guru have one month to get the full lineup created and set to perform the festival. So you have 48 Bands to gather up, and do not forget, you have the option of having a band that has retired reunite, or a band that may have lost one or more of its founding members. This opportunity is one for the ages...so this will either make you or break you in the Music Industry.
Ok, so the time has come to sign your bands. Remember, Eddie wants you to pick these bands in order of their popularity as well as their importance and to Metal Lore. You also have unlimited funds and have been given a team of some of the best recruiters in the business, including some amazing musicians of now and before. On your team, you have Mick Jagger, Ozzy Osbourne (who will be playing with Black Sabbath), Sharon Osbourne, Billy Idol, Jimmy Paige, Alice Cooper, and Steven Tyler.
***The Team sets out with the goal of first securing the 48 Bands and then creating the lineup for each day. So without further a due...here is the list of bands that you and the panel have secured for this MEGA CONCERT: Iron Maiden, Metallica, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, Overkill, MotorHead, Skid Row (w/ Sebastian Bach), Van Halen (w/David Lee Roth), Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Guns N Roses (w/Slash and Duff), Pantera (w/Zack Wylde), Alice N' Chains, SoundGarden, Motley Crue, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Buck Cherry, Faith No More, Twisted Sister, SevenDust, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, RATT, Poison, Steel Panther, Thin Lizzy, Tool, WhiteSnake, Aerosmith, Cinderella, Hell Yeah, Korn, White Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, HaleStorm, Volbeat, KISS, Trivium, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, MercyFul Fate, Kreator.
You and the team set up a meeting with Eddie Trunk to go over the Festival, set the lineups for both days, and take care of any other miscellaneous details. When you show Eddie the Bands that you secured...he almost faints. Wow he says, I can't believe that I am going to see Pantera, Van Halen, Guns N Roses (w/Slash and Duff)...r u kidding me!!! OMG he says, these people are going to go apeshit when they see the lineup you have secured for this festival. There are a few bands that Eddie says he would have also liked to see, however you can't pick everyone.
So there you have it folks, your team has just assembled one of the Greatest Metal Lineups of all-time...%%$&$$4 that, IT IS THE GREATEST LINEUP EVER! Fifty of Heavy Metals' Best. The "Beasts" of Metal. Some hot reunions and star studded talent all over the entire event. The event will take place September 10th and September 11th. Tickets will be $300.00 for both nights and non-refundable. Dodge, Pepsi, Budweiser, the New York Yankees, Google, FaceBook, and Apple (ITUNES) will all be sponsoring "METAL GODS OF THUNDER AND LIGHTNING." The entire cast of "That Metal Show" will be present and will film a two day live show at the event. You even have some special guests that will join the party...Appearances will be made by Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Jessica Alba, David Chapelle, porn's best, "The Hangover" cast, and the other team members...Billy Idol, Jimmy Paige, and Mick Jagger. Hooters will be sending 50 of their top Models to the event. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Research Center and the Center for Addiction and Rehabilitation.
Well, well, well...your team has struck gold!! This event will be bigger than any of it's kind, EVER!!! 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...it's more like A DUMPSTER FULL OF METAL!! Ok, after careful thought, here is the bill for each night as created by Eddie, your team, and yourself.
DAY 1 Day 2