METALLICA's HAMMETT Reveals Why MANSON, NIN, JANE'S Bassists Didn't Make The Cut

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has revealed to Sweden's Fuzz magazine that the group's decision to tap ex-OZZY OSBOURNE/SUICIDAL TENDENCIES bassist Robert Trujillo to replace Jason Newsted was based partly on the fact that he played the instrument with his fingers — a technique that wasn't shared by some of the other candidates for the slot. "We tried [former MARILYN MANSON bassist] Twiggy, but he played with a pick," he said. "We played with Scott Reeder from KYUSS. He was a good bass player, but instinctively, we felt that he wasn't the right guy for us. We tried out the bassist from NINE INCH NAILS [Danny Lohner], who also played with a pick. [We also tried out] Eric Avery from JANE'S ADDICTION, who once again played with a pick. And that was a sound we were not interested in. At one point, Robert even asked us if we wanted him to play with a pick, but we said, 'Definitely no. That's a sound we don't want to return to.' "


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