Big Four to Release DVD of Bulgaria Show [Unplugging]

Posted by Alison Bakker

Time to unplug with our friends at mxdwn! The Big Four is in the news again, along with Richie Hawtin, Trent Reznor, Bruce Springsteen, Ben Folds, and more. 

Didn’t happen to be in Sofia, Bulgaria for the Big Four’s performance this past summer? No need to worry – the guys of Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth have announced the November 2nd release of their performance on DVD. You’ll get to see the complete sets from all four bands, some interviews, and behind the scenes footage.

HBO has been on the music news radar this week with their Trent Reznor and Bruce Springsteen projects. HBO and BBC productions have announced that they will be moving forward with “Year Zero,” the sci-fi epic that Trent Reznor has narrated in his music as well as an Alternative Reality Game. HBO will also be airing the new Bruce Springsteen documentary “The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge of Town” on October 7th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Several bands announced tours this week, all of which sound like a pretty unique experience. Richie Hawtin has decided to embrace his once-famous moniker Plastikman and is planning to go on tour with some of his most famous material from his early career, setting it to a stunning visual show. (Also, he’s releasing a comprehensive retrospective collection entitled Arkives – containing every major release and even some rare releases, so check that out.) Ben Foids has announced a US tour in support of his and author Nick Hornby’s collaboration, Lonely Avenue. Front Line Assembly is also embarking on a US tour in support of their new album Improvised. Electronic. Device. And finally, Peaches has confirmed the highly anticipated North American tour of her critically acclaimed production of Peaches Christ Superstar.

Big Four to Release DVD of Bulgaria Show: The guys from the Big Four tour – Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth – will be releasing a DVD of their Sofia, Bulgaria performance from June of this year. The DVD will be out November 2nd and will include the complete sets from all four bands, some interviews, and behind the scenes footage. Follow the link for the trailer and product shots.

Richie Hawtin Releases Massive Plastikman Retrospective Collection, Goes On Tour With Old Material Remixed:  Richie Hawtin is embracing his once-famous moniker Plastikman and has announced his plan to go on tour with some of his most famous material from his early career and set it to a stunning visual show. Also, he’s releasing a comprehensive retrospective collection entitled Arkives – containing every major release and even some rare releases. Follow the link for tour dates.

Trent Reznor and HBO Moving Forward with ‘Year Zero’ Sci-Fi Series: HBO and BBC productions have announced that they will be moving forward with “Year Zero,” the sci-fi epic that Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) has narrated in his music as well as in an Alternative Reality Game. Release date is still unknown.

Springsteen Doc to Air on HBO Next Month: “The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge of Town,” the Bruce Springsteen documentary that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, will be airing next month on HBO. “The Promise” will air Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Follow the link to watch an excerpt from the flim.

Ben Folds Announces US Tour to Support Album Collab with Nick Hornby: Lonely Avenue, the collaboration between Ben Folds and author Nick Hornby, hit stores September 28th, and now Folds has announced a US tour in support of the release. The tour kicks off in November and ends with Thanksgiving weekend homecoming performance at Nashville’s Tennessee Performing Arts Center to benefit the Nashville Symphony. Follow the link for tour dates.

Front Line Assembly to Embark on US Tour Next Month: Electro-industrial outfit Front Link Assembly will be touring the US this fall in support of their new album, Improvised. Electronic. Device. Angelspit, Raggedy Angry, and Unter Null will be joining. Follow the link for tour dates.

Peaches Announces North American Tour: Peaches has confirmed the highly anticipated North American tour of her critically acclaimed production of Peaches Christ Superstar. Kicking off December 10th, Peaches will perform every part of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice’s musical, Jesus Christ Superstar. Follow the link for tour dates.