kirk-hammett in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

MICHAEL SCHENKER: How KIRK HAMMETT Ended Up Guesting On 'Resurrection' Album

"Resurrection", the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, will be released on March 2 via Nuclear Blast. The disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay and Michael Voss-Schön along ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch Former METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Perform Cover Of NEIL YOUNG's 'Rockin' In The Free World'

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his THE CHOPHOUSE BAND performed yesterday (Friday, January 12) at the Cultural Council in Lake Worth, Florida. You can watch video footage of their rendition of the Neil Young classic "Rockin' In The Free World" below. Named after Jason's four recording studio facilities around the U.S. and featuring a ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'I Became Famous Without Asking For It'

Michael Schenker says he "became famous without asking for it." The legendary German guitarist, who first appeared on SCORPIONS' 1972 "Lonesome Crow" debut, earned acclaim in the 1970s on classic UFO albums such as "Phenomenon" and "Lights Out" before rejoining SCORPIONS for 1979's "Lovedrive". He departed soon thereafter to launch MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP. And while ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Guitar Lesson With MICHAEL SCHENKER (Video)

France's Guitare Xtreme magazine has uploaded a video guitar lesson with legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker. Featured songs include "Rock Bottom", "Live And Let Live" and "Captain Nemo". Check it out below. "Resurrection", the new album from Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, will be released on March 2 via Nuclear Blast. The disc, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Recalls Breaking Into KIRK HAMMETT's House: 'He Was More Like The Angry-Then-Disappointed Dad'

Sam Roberts and Dan Soder of SiriusXM's "Jim And Sam Show" recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian about his second book, "Access All Areas: Stories From A Hard Rock Life". You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he documented significant life and career ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST To Release 'Resurrection' Album In March; Video For 'Warrior' Single Available

"Resurrection", the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, will be released on March 2, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay and Michael Voss-Schön ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DAVE MUSTAINE Reveals Dispute Over METALLICA Songwriting Credits May Have Contributed To Shelving Of Expanded 'No Life 'Til Leather' Release

Dave Mustaine has revealed that a dispute over songwriting credits may have contributed to the shelving of the previously announced expanded version of METALLICA's 1982 demo tape, "No Life 'Til Leather". "No Life 'Til Leather" was released as a limited-edition cassette for Record Store Day in April 2015, available exclusively in independent record stores. It ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KIRK HAMMETT's KHDK ELECTRONICS Introduces 'Ghoul Jr' Overdrive

In celebration of co-founder/guitar legend Kirk Hammett's recent birthday (November 18), KHDK Electronics has unveiled the latest addition in their lineup of award-winning pedals. Inspired by their celebrated Ghoul Screamer, Ghoul Jr is the tone lab's first mini pedal: small, but lethal. "Evil things come in small packages," commented Hammett of Ghoul Jr. Ghoul Jr ...

Read more

Posted in: News

METALLICA Guitarist Wants To Bring His Collection Of Vintage Horror Film Posters 'All Over The World'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke with Metal Magnitude about his collection of vintage movie posters, many of which were recently on display at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts in an exhibit called "It's Alive! Classic Horror And Sci-Fi Art From The Kirk Hammett Collection". The full chat can be streamed below. A ...

Read more

Posted in: News

STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA: METALLICA Came Up From Los Angeles To San Francisco To Emulate What EXODUS Was Doing

EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza was interviewed on a recent installment of HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's official podcast, "The Jasta Show". You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about EXODUS's influence on the early thrash metal scene in the San Francisco Bay Area, Zetro said: "I started [the pre-TESTAMENT ...

Read more

Posted in: News

What Would CLIFF BURTON Think About METALLICA's Music If He Was Still Alive? 'It's A Great Question,' Says LARS ULRICH

During a career-spanning interview on November 5 at 92Y in New York City, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich was asked which songs from the band's "Black", "Load" and "Reload" albums late METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton would have liked. "I've got an easy answer: all of 'em," Lars responded. Next [question]! No. Listen, it's a great question. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

METALLICA: Two-Part 'Master Of Puppets' Special To Air On LARS ULRICH's 'It's Electric!' Show

Lars Ulrich will treat listeners to part one of a very special two-part series commemorating the reissue of METALLICA's 1986 album, "Master Of Puppets", on this week's episode of "It's Electric!", the METALLICA drummer's online radio show on Apple Music's Beats 1. From Antwerp, Belgium inside the Sportpaleis arena, Lars is joined by James Hetfield, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch METALLICA's Entire Performance At 'Band Together Bay Area'

METALLICA's entire performance at Band Together Bay Area can be seen below. The benefit concert, which took place yesterday (Thursday, November 9) at AT&T Park in San Francisco, supported recovery efforts for the recent firestorm that swept through Northern California. Also scheduled to appear were G-Eazy and DAVE MATTHEWS BAND. METALLICA's setlist was as follows: ...

Read more

Posted in: News