METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Interviewed At JOHNNY RAMONE Tribute Event
METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was one of the special guests at the sixth annual Johnny Ramone tribute on July 25, 2010 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. Hammett introduced a screening of Johnny's favorite film, James Whale's 1935 horror classic "The Bride of Frankenstein", now celebrating its 75th anniversary. A guitar legend in his own rite, Hammett reflected on his friendship with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, the celebrated Johnny Ramone, and his love of this timeless cinematic masterpiece.
Video footage of Hammett being interviewed at the event by Eric Blair of "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" can be viewed below.
The annual Johnny Ramone tribute is attended by thousands of fans, many of whom travel in from around the globe, along with a multitude of celebrities, all paying homage to the man whose incomparable guitar style put punk rock on the map. Ramone, who created the enduring template for punk rock with his blazing power chords and relentless down-stroke, energized RAMONES' classics like "Blitzkrieg Bop", "Rockaway Beach" and "Sheena is a Punk Rocker". Johnny Ramone influenced pop culture beyond the band's record sales, reaching the status of a true American icon.
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