The guitar that Kirk Hammett used in Metallica’s music video for “One” has officially sold following a recent auction that was held through Heritage Auctions. The winning bidder took home the instrument for $112,500.
The guitar that Kirk Hammett used in Metallica’s music video for “One” is up for auction via Heritage Auctions. You can bid on that HERE.
The following was said in the product description:
“Kirk Hammett’s ESP 400 Series Natural Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial # 03879 Used in the Metallica ‘One’ Music Video.
Released in early 1989, Metallica’s “One” video was the first video the metal band ever made. Having released three albums with no promotional videos accompanying them, having a five-minute video edit of their fourth album’s third single was a major deal back then. Shot in black and white and splicing footage and audio from the 1971 film Johnny Got His Gun, the “One” video was a staple on MTV. But it wasn’t just a Headbanger’s Ball staple – it was on MTV during the daytime in between videos from U2, Debbie Gibson, and Bon Jovi. It was an intense proclamation that showed Metallica was going to be a band to reckon with in the mainstream in the years to come.
Very clean and all-original ESP Strat-style guitar. Has a 1 & 11/16th width nut on a rosewood slab neck. Signed on the body in silver ink by Kirk Hammett and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, also signed by Kirk Hammett. 7.90 lbs. Original hard case included. Condition: Excellent.”
During an episode of his Apple Music 1 show “Rocket Hour,” Elton John revealed that he recently did “something” with Metallica. He said the following about that:
“I’ve just done something with Metallica. During this lockdown period, I’ve been working with [the virtual band] Gorillaz and people like that. I haven’t been doing any Elton stuff, but I’ve been doing great stuff with other people.”
It is unknown what John was referring to, but it’s worth noting that Miley Cyrus previously said that the legendary musician will be contributing piano to “Nothing Else Matters” on her Metallica covers album.
Metallica’s Kirk Hammett has teamed up with Muddy Waters Coffee Company to create a new coffee blend inspired by the “Greeny” 1959 Les Paul guitar made famous by the late Peter Green (ex-Fleetwood Mac). The 100% organic dark roast is limited 2,500 bags and a description if it can be found below [via Blabbermouth]:
“A coffee with notes and tones that will inspire you to have a musical day, the Greeny Blues Blend is a rich, full-bodied dark roast with notes of dark chocolate, earth and tropical fruit. This blend merges Indonesian and African beans for a deep flavor and complex finish. It contains just the right amount of punch to keep you jamming all day long!”
“Every Morning I want to wake up with the confidence that I’m going to be starting my day with coffee that holds quality in both taste and caffeination.”
Yesterday (March 15), Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performed the U.S. national anthem before the Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers game in San Francisco, CA. You can see footage of that below:
During a recent appearance on the “Speak N’ Destroy” podcast, Nate Garrett (Spirit Adrift, ex-Gatecreeper) claimed that him and his friend once got an army of Metallica fans to throw sandwiches at Limp Bizkit. The incident took place during the July 25, 2003 date Of Metallica’s “Summer Sanitarium Tour” with Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, and Mudvayne.
Garrett said the following [via The PRP]:
“So yeah we got tickets, we’re 15-years-old—I think Lane might have just turned 16—or maybe not, because my grandparents drove us from Oklahoma to St. Louis. And we went and saw Metallica and me and Lane were on the floor. We hated every single opening band…
It was Mudvayne opening who was actually by far the best band, other than Metallica. We were 15-years-old, like ‘dude these guys are pretty cool’ I remember the singer kind of reminded me of Phil Anselmo and I was a huge fan of Pantera at the time, I was like, ‘this is OK.’ But then Deftones played: Not into it. Still not into it.
And then Linkin Park played, and really not into it. Never into it. And then Limp Bizkit played. And actually funny story there which I do want to tell. When we first got there, security, we ran right up to the front—we’re like like 15 ready to go.
We’re gonna stand in the front for all eight hours or however long it takes. Security had these sandwiches wrapped in tin foil, and there was like, shitty peanut butter sandwiches and cheese sandwiches, and they’re handing them out to people. And my friend Lane is like destroying fools trying to hoard as many of these sandwiches as he can, in his t-shirt and in his pockets.
He’s handing them to me and I’m like ‘dude’, he was just being obnoxious as fuck… I’m like, ‘Dude, what the fuck are you doing? We already ate.’ And he just looks at me with this grin on his face and he’s got all these sandwiches and he goes, ‘Dude. Limp Bizkit‘s playing later.’
Okay, so we start like just getting as many of these things as we can and we stuff our pockets. We’re like, running into older like heshed out Metallica fans and giving them sandwiches. We’re kind of like building an army or whatever. Limp Bizkit starts playing and we just start we start tearing off pieces of sandwiches and crunching them up into these little like tin foil sandwich balls, and just fucking destroying.
It was like relentless just destroying… to the point where like Fred Durst keeps stopping the set. He threw homophobic slurs at us, which was kind of his M.O…. We had like a small army of these dudes in their 50s in battle jackets and stuff and we kept fucking them up. They had to keep stopping the set, and we ran out of sandwiches. I was pulling coins out of my pocket, I remember hitting the bass player, like his pickups, and you could hear it through the PA, he had active pickups, I guess. You could hear these coins hit his bass.
Fred Durst was so mad that he started crying—like the cry anger thing you know—and the bass player had tears in his eyes, and they cut the set short. And I swear to god two shows later—we saw him in St Louis. I think it was two shows later in Chicago, Limp Bizkit broke up in the middle of that tour, and they were gone for years.
So you can thank us for that. The first time I saw Metallica, we broke up Limp Bizkit. And this is before Metallica even played and we’ve already broken up Limp Bizkit. It was a great day.”
Metallica have donated $75,000 to Feeding America in an effort to help those who have been impacted by the winter storm in Texas. The donation was made through the band’s All Within My Hands foundation.
The group commented:
“The winter storm that struck Texas last month was beyond anything the state’s residents could imagine preparing for. As temperatures dropped well below freezing and widespread power outages swept the area, families suffered. Grocery chains did the best they could to support their communities, but their supply was hit hard. While temperatures have risen and electricity has been restored in many areas, residents are still very much in the throws of a struggle.
Texans running low on food are finding empty grocery store shelves. Food pantries are running out of supplies. And the freeze has wiped out substantial portions of the state’s citrus and vegetable crops. As part of our commitment to fighting food insecurity, All Within My Hands has donated $75,000 to Feeding America to be distributed to Texas food banks.”
Yesterday (March 3), Metallica celebrated the 35th anniversary of “Master Of Puppets” by performing “Battery“ on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” You can see footage of that below:
Metallica have joined forces with Burton for a new capsule collection. The collaboration includes snowboards, a travel bag that looks like a road case, t-shirts, jackets, beanies, and more.