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Kirk Hammett Rushed ‘Portals’ Completion for Record Store Day
Metallica guitarist’s EP had to be done within a week to make the deadline.
Kirk Hammett ‘Got Brain Back’ When He Stopped Drinking
Metallica guitarist says he reached maturity in past decade and doesn't feel as old as 59.
Kirk Hammett is ‘Full-on Jethro Tull Fan’ Despite Grammy Dispute
Metallica guitarist says he only recently began exploring prog, but delay had nothing to do with earlier controversy.
Jason Newsted Reveals ‘Very Origins’ of His Beef With Metallica
Bassist was warned off side projects long before he quit over feeling artistically limited.
Robert Trujillo Will Put Kirk Hammett’s EP Through Vinyl Ceremony
Metallica bassist wants to “christen” his bandmate’s ‘Portals’ release.
Record Store Day ‘Exploded’ Thanks to Metallica, Says Co-Founder
Organizers struggled to gain support until band got involved in inaugural event.
Kirk Hammett ‘Shocked’ When Metallica Encouraged His Solo EP
Ban on personal projects was the main reason Jason Newsted quit in 2001.
Early Metallica Collaborator’s ‘Hit the Lights’ Regret
Lloyd Grant played on band’s first-ever recording, but wishes he could have done it differently.
Dave Lombardo Recalls ‘Excitement’ of Last-Minute Metallica SOS
Slayer drummer stood in for sick Lars Ulrich at 2004 Download Festival.
Metallica’s Black Album Sent Jason Newsted on Six-Month Ego Trip
Former bassist says spending spree period was "inevitable" and recalls how it ended.