The Two Headlining Bands will be Metallica and Black Sabbath. The festival will be a two day event consisting of 50 Metal Bands. Your job...sign the bands and set up the tour. Most of the bands will be old school; however, there will be a good amount of modern bands in order to attract the younger generation, thus making the event the largest metal event in US history. Eddie also explains that this festival will be put together to raise money for Cancer research as well as other deadly diseases. He also gives you some more criteria and guidelines before you branch out on your journey. The name of this Festival will be called METAL GODS OF THUNDER AND LIGHTNING. The event will take place September 11th and September 12th in honor of 911. This show will be held at Woodstock, to commemorate the 1969 Festival which was the largest of its kind.
Eddie calls you and explains that he already has a commitment from Metallica and Black Sabbath as the headliners...Metallica will play the first evening and Black Sabbath will close the festival out. Word has already leaked out to the press and this show is being billed The Concert of the Century! As mentioned earlier, the bands that are recruited must be in the Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Category (Hair Metal, Alternative, Grunge, Thrash, Speed, Industrial, Death, and New Age). So at this point, you as the next up and coming music guru have one month to get the lineup booked and signed. With Metallica and Black Sabbath headlining, you must find 48 more bands. Eddie has also given you the option of bringing in a retired band, reunite a band, or assemble a band that has lost one of its main members. This opportunity is one for the ages and will either make you or break you.
Remember, Eddie wants you to pick these bands according to their popularity as well as their importance to metal lore. You have unlimited funds and have been given a team of the best recruiters. This team includes some amazing former musicians of their own time. On the panel is Mick Jagger, Ozzy Osbourne (who will be playing with Black Sabbath), Billy Idol, Jimmy Paige, Alice Cooper, and Steven Tyler. The goal for the team is to first recruit the bands and then match them up to either the first or second day in order of popularity, influence, and accomplishments. So you and your team set out to assemble THE GREATEST METAL SHOW ever in United States history.
So without further a due...here is what you and the team have come up with. You have secured the following bands...some of which have already rescheduled shows for their current tours, 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 (Axl, Slash, Duff, Izzy, Steven Adler), Pantera (w/Zach 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, Whitesnake, Ac/DC, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Iced Earth, Aerosmith, White Zombie, Quiet Riot, Death Angel, Slipknot, Trivium, As I Lay Dying, Sepultura, Cinderella, Pearl Jam, Breaking Benjamin, Queensryche w/Geoff Tate, Disturbed, Godsmack, Five Finger Deathpunch. Ok, so there you have it, 48 Bands plus Black Sabbath and Metallica.
Ok...so now you and your team meet with Eddie and it is time to schedule the lineups for both days. Keep in mind...Eddie wants to try and pair the bands as close as possible with an even mix.
THE METAL GODS OF THUNDER AND LIGHTNING FESTIVAL
2 NIGHTS OF THE BEST METAL BANDS EVER
All of the proceeds of the Festival will go towards Cancer research and other deadly diseases. All of these bands realize the importance and nature of this event and are all on board. Your Team has struck Gold!!!! YOU ARE NOW A METAL GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stay tuned for the show...Get your TICKETS 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! RONNIE JAMES DIO would be PROUD!!!!! \m/\m/\m/