Kirk Hammett may play guitar for metal's most successful band, but the Metallica shredder remains humble to this day. In a new interview with Hammett, the guitarist puts Metallica's success into perspective while claiming that the titans are "just a little thrash band from San Francisco."
That rumble you just felt came from Canada as organizers of the Heavy Montreal Festival have unveiled a lineup worthy of its name. When you start with Metallica, Slayer, Lamb of God and Anthrax, you know you've got a rocking music weekend on tap.
Many artists have embraced social media as a way to reach out to their fans, but it's safe to say that there are certain musicians who take to it more than others. One of those who has rejected social media is Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett.
Even though Metallica haven't released a new studio album since 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' they've kept plenty busy. Between global touring (they played all 7 continents including Antarctica in 2013) and making the 3D movie 'Through the Never,' they have remained in the spotlight. The question on everybody's mind is when that elusive next album will be recorded.
Stone Sour are a band that respects their roots, and they've been very good about paying homage to their metal forefathers over the years. The latest instance of this has come on the band's winter 2014 tour, where Corey Taylor and his cohorts have been breaking out a cover of Metallica's 'Creeping Death.'
One of the perks of staging your own event is having the ability to drop in on your favorite bands during the festivities, and that's exactly what Metallica's Kirk Hammett did at the inaugural Fear FestEvil horror and music event in San Francisco.
It's still hard to believe that perhaps metal's greatest voice, Ronnie James Dio, was silenced over three years ago. In celebration of Dio's life and unparalleled career, many of rock and metal's biggest names have joined forces to record the ultimate tribute album, 'Ronnie James Dio: This is Your Life.'
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