Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Working On New Riffs

Considering virtually everyone is stuck inside right now due to the coronavirus pandemic, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett is using his time to work on new riffs. He said the following:

“Things are most definitely not business-as-usual, but I’m good, staying safe, working on riffs … hope you are all okay out there as well 🖤🖤🖤”

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Loses To Mrs. Smith In “Cry Baby Battle Royale” Wah-Off

Kirk Hammett recently took his love of the wah-wah pedal to the battlefield as he challenged Mrs. Smith in the “Cry Baby Battle Royale” wah-off. However, the Metallica guitarist ultimately lost the fight. You can see footage of that below. The event took place at the Senate in Columbia, South Carolina on March 8, the same night Hammett performed with The Wedding Band.

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett To Sign Limited Edition Mugs At Dark Delicacies In Burbank, CA

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett will be signing limited edition “Hammett & Hyde” mugs on March 22 at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Fans that purchase a mug will receive a number to hold their place in line. Metallica merchandise will not be signed.

Metallica, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Etc. Members Perform At Peter Green (Ex-Fleetwood Mac) Tribute Show

Last night (February 25), Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Oasis’ Noel Gallagher, Jonny Lang, and more paid tribute to Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green during a special show at the London Palladium. The event was led by Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood and footage from it can be found below:

“Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green And The Early Years Of Fleetwood Mac” Setlist:

01. “Rolling Man”
02. “Homework”
03. “Dr Brown” (featuring Billy Gibbons on vocals and guitar)
04. “All Your Love” (featuring Billy Gibbons on guitar, Steven Tyler on vocals)
05. “Rattlesnake Shake”
06. “Stop Messin’ Around” (featuring Christine McVie on vocals and keyboards)
07. “Looking For Somebody” (featuring Christine McVie on vocals and keyboards)
08. “Sandy Mary” (featuring Noel Gallagher)
09. “Love That Burns” (featuring Noel Gallagher)
10. “The World Keeps Turning” (featuring Noel Gallagher)
11. “Like Crying”
12. “No Place To Go”
13. “Station Man” (featuring Pete Townshend on guitar and vocals)
14. “Man Of The World” (featuring Neil Finn on vocals)
15. “Oh Well, Part I” (featuring Billy Gibbons on guitar, Steven Tyler on vocals)
16. “Oh Well, Part II” (featuring David Gilmour on guitar)
17. “Need Your Love So Bad”
18. “Black Magic Woman”
19. “The Sky Is Crying” (featuring Jeremy Spencer on guitar and vocals)
20. “I Can’t Hold On” (featuring Jeremy Spencer on guitar and vocals)
21. “The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)” (featuring Kirk Hammett)
22. “Albatross” (featuring David Gilmour on lap steel guitar)
23. “Shake Your Moneymaker” (all-star finale)

It’s worth noting that the concert was recorded and will be released in various formats. A “Super Deluxe” box set, featuring four vinyl records, two CDs, a Blu-ray disc, and a photo book, is expected to be released on October 19 and pre-orders are available HERE.

[Via Blabbermouth]

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett To Take On Mrs. Smith In “Cry Baby Battle Royale” Wah-Off

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett will take his love of the wah-wah pedal to the battlefield as he challenges Mrs. Smith in the “Cry Baby Battle Royale” wah-off. The event will take place at the Senate in Columbia, South Carolina on March 8, the same night Hammett is set to take the stage with The Wedding Band. This news comes after Smith previously challenged Hammett to a battle in January 2019.

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‪KIRK HAMMETT VS. MRS. SMITH‬ ‪CRY BABY BATTLE ROYALE‬ ‪March 8 at The Senate in Columbia, SC‬ ‪ ‬ ‪Who would dare challenge the status of @KirkHammett as King of the Cry Baby Wah Pedal? His reign has long been undisputed and recognized by millions of fans the world over, not to mention Wah manufacturers, @jimdunlopusa, who feature a Kirk Hammett Signature model. Last year, the gauntlet was thrown down by a most unlikely challenger… Mrs. Smith! New York City-based philanthropist, emerging guitar goddess, and lover of all cats (as well as some people), @smithcatmrs has dared to proclaim that she is, in fact, the #1 Abuser of the Wah. Kirk has accepted her challenge, and now these two will finally go head to head (foot to foot?) in a Cry Baby Battle Royale for the ages on March 8th at The Senate in Columbia, SC! Get tickets for this once in a lifetime showdown now! LINK IN KIRK’S BIO #CryBabyBattleRoyale #WAHOFF #kirkhammett #smithcatmrs‬

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The Wedding Band (Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, Etc.) Announce Columbia, South Carolina Show

The Wedding Band, the covers group featuring guitarist Kirk Hammett (Metallica), bassist Robert Trujillo (Metallica), vocalist Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe), and guitarist Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), will be performing at The Senate in Columbia, South Carolina on March 8. The band will also be joined by drummer Jon Theodore (ex-The Mars Volta) and vocalist Bobby Patterson at this show.

Metallica Pay Tribute To Ray Burton: “His Light, Wisdom And Energy Will Always Be With Us All Wherever We Go”

As previously reported, Ray Burton, the father of late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, has sadly passed away at the age of 94. The band have since paid tribute to Ray via their official website.

Metallica shared the following joint statement:

“It is with incredible sorrow that we said farewell to Cliff’s dad Ray Burton last week. For 38 years, we were lucky enough to have the energy, wisdom and light of Ray in our lives. His eternal youth with his drive, positivity and relentless smile were both incredibly powerful and stirringly honest.

From coast to coast and overseas too, Ray’s beaming face would regularly greet us, offering warmth and anchor to our travels, and when it came to the entire Metallica family, band, crew and fans, he viewed us all as his own. That he has passed away leaves an indefinable feeling of sadness and loss, but equally, we know Ray wouldn’t want us ‘moping around on our darn keisters’ for too long.

So, in honor of him, and the kind of man he was, we also want to truly celebrate the 94 years of life Ray gave everyone, knowing in certainty that a glint of his light, wisdom and energy will always be with us all wherever we go.

We love you Ray,
Rest in peace”

Each member of the band have also shared individual tributes:

James Hetfield:

“Mr. Ray Burton is a hero of mine
In earthly form, his end of the line
He weathered many a difficult storm
A strong compass
true and gracefully worn
To his last breath, I’ve not met a more positive man
And to his son there was not a more loyal fan
So he leaves the material world to be with his sons and wife
I feel so very blessed to have had him grace my life
In earthly form, his end of the line
Mr. Ray Burton is a hero of mine

May peace be yours.

Love and Respect,
James”

Lars Ulrich:

“Ray…

Thank you for lighting up every room you walked into, for inspiring all of us with your positive energy, your perseverance, your effortlessness and for always making everyone feel comfortable in your presence… and of course, thank you for giving the world the gift of Cliff and his unique talents. I’m honored and humbled to have played and stood beside him.

Rest In Peace.

Lars”

Robert Trujillo:

“In my 55 years of existing on this earth I’ve met so many wonderful people, and not so wonderful people.

In recent times, and most definitely since I’ve been in Metallica, I’ve been asked who is an inspiration to me and/or who do I aspire to be like, and my reply is, ‘I want to be like Mr. Ray Burton!’ Ray is the father we all want, or need to have; his positive energy, and support for how and what we do is a powerful gift that he blessed us with.

Always smiling, and always telling it like it is; someone to learn from. Ray’s love for all styles of music was passion driven, telling me about various big band jazz artists from his youth, sharing his thoughts on how and why these musicians were so special. I’ll always remember him telling my son, ‘You practicing, you playing piano Tye, remember that’s very important for your music; Cliff played piano all the time.’

My family, the Metallica family, and the world will miss Ray Burton, that goes without saying. Ray was a warrior, and would want us to face life the way he has, with that desire to be the best you can be from the inside out, stay humble, and keep smiling!

We love you, and we will miss you Ray.

R.I.P

Robert”

Kirk Hammett:

“Lots of love Ray.

May you finally be with Cliff and Jan.

Kirk”