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Kirk Hammett: Soundgarden Inspired the Riff Behind Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’

If it weren't for Soundgarden, the riff to Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' may have never been written.

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Kevin RC Wilson / Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Kevin RC Wilson / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Recalls First Guitar Lesson With Joe Satriani

Where would thrash be without the tutelage of the legendary Joe Satriani?

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Getty Images for NARAS

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Talks Possibility of Future Lady Gaga Collaboration

Will Metallica ever collaborate with Lady Gaga again? It seems like the members of Metallica all have different answers to that question.

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Raymond Ahner, Loudwire
Raymond Ahner, Loudwire

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: Donald Trump Will Be a One-Term President

In an interview with Brazilian radio station 89FM A Radio Rock at last month’s Lollapalooza festival, Hammett predicted Trump will be a one-term president.

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34 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica

On April 1, 1983, Kirk Hammett found out a phone call requesting him to audition for Metallica was not an April Fool's joke.

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Photo by Allison White
Photo by Allison White

Kirk Hammett’s ‘It’s Alive!’ Horror + Sci-Fi Exhibit Coming to Peabody Essex Museum

Kirk Hammett will display his amazing horror and sci-fi collection as part of the 'It's Alive!' exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum.

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Raymond Ahner, Loudwire
Raymond Ahner, Loudwire

See Kirk Hammett’s Wondrous Fascination as He Watches Metallica Covers

Kirk Hammett is wondrously fascinated as he watches a group of Metallica cover songs from the Internet!

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Raymond Ahner, Loudwire
Raymond Ahner, Loudwire

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Puts Classic 1968 Jaguar XKE Up for Auction

Metallica guitar great Kirk Hammett has put his classic 1968 Jaguar XKE on the auction block.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett on More Big 4 Shows: ‘I Personally See it Happening Again’

When asked about the possibility of more Big 4 shows in the future, Metallica's Kirk Hammett remained open to the idea.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Urges Fans to ‘Reject American Carnage’ + ‘Defend American Democracy’

Metallica's Kirk Hammett issued a series of tweets in response to Donald Trump's inauguration, urging fans to be vigilant in defending democracy.

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