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Kirk Hammett Rushed ‘Portals’ Completion for Record Store Day

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett revealed he’d been given a week to complete his debut solo EP Portals once it was decided to release it for Record Store Day.The vinyl fanatic was presented with the option to tie in with the annual event, even though it meant he had to rush to get the work finished.“It was all about the timing,” Hammett told Kerrang in a recent interview. “I got a […]

todayMay 2, 2022

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Kirk Hammett ‘Shocked’ When Metallica Encouraged His Solo EP

Kirk Hammett admitted he’d been “shocked” when his Metallica bandmates encouraged him to pursue his solo EP Portals – and even persuaded him to release it sooner than he’d planned.In 2001 bassist Jason Newsted quit the band after being prevented from working on his own side-project. The moment contributed to the band’s famous near-collapse as documented in their Some Kind of Monster movie.But in a new interview with Rolling Stone, […]

todayApril 23, 2022

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How Kirk Hammett Revisited His Shredder Roots With New Solo LP

Metallica's Kirk Hammett has finally made an EP of horror music. In the same way that Rob Zombie channeled his love of horror movies into a career of soundtracking and directing similar films, it seemed like blood-spattered destiny that Hammett would eventually do the same, musically. Not only has he done just that on his solo debut, but Portals features some of the heaviest riffing we've heard from the guitarist […]

todayApril 18, 2022 1