Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Discusses His Love Of Horror In New Episode Of “Metal And Monsters”

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett is featured in the new episode of Gibson TV’s “Metal And Monsters.” The video finds the guitarist discussing his love of horror. Here’s a description of the episode:

“In our first-ever Halloween Special, our host, Count D [aka Rob Zombie bassist Matt “Piggy D.” Montgomery], sits down with Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett to discuss monsters, metal, and horror memorabilia. Featuring photos from the films that helped shape his love of horror, Kirk and Count D share talk about their love of films, including “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “The Exorcist,” and “Nosferatu.” Kirk was also kind enough to sign a bundle of Metallica goodies for one lucky fan to take home! Don’t miss out.”

Watch Journey Perform “Wheel In The Sky” And Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” With Kirk Hammett In Honolulu, Hawaii

During their October 6 show in Honolulu, Hawaii, Journey were joined onstage by Kirk Hammett for a performance of “Wheel In The Sky” and a cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Shares Part Four Of His Horror Story “I Have To Get Rid Of This Guitar I Found”

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett has released part four of his new horror story “I Have To Get Rid Of This Guitar I Found.” You can check that out on Reddit. The score for the story is also available on the guitarist’s TikTok account.

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Shares Part Three Of His Horror Story “I Have To Get Rid Of This Guitar I Found”

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett has released part three of his new horror story “I Have To Get Rid Of This Guitar I Found.” You can check that out on Reddit. The score for the story is also available on the guitarist’s TikTok account.

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Shares Part Two Of His Horror Story “I Have To Get Rid Of This Guitar I Found”

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett has released part two of his new horror story “I Have To Get Rid Of This Guitar I Found.” You can check that out on Reddit. The score for the story is also available on the guitarist’s TikTok account.

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Scores New Horror Story “I Have To Get Rid Of This Guitar I Found”

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has composed the score for a new online horror story called “I Have To Get Rid Of This Guitar I Found.” Part one of the tale can be found on Reddit. The audio component is also available on TikTok.

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Writes Afterword For New Book “Shudder’s Creepshow: From Script To Scream”

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett has written the afterword for the new “Creepshow” book “Shudder’s Creepshow: From Script To Scream”. The effort, which also includes a foreword by Stephen King, will be released on October 25.

Here’s a description of the book:

“‘Shudder’s Creepshow: From Script to Scream,’ produced by AMC Networks Publishing and ‘Creepshow’ showrunner and executive producer Greg Nicotero (‘The Walking Dead’), is a coffee-table book which brings fans behind-the-scenes of the acclaimed ‘Creepshow’ series with deep dives into its riveting origins, gripping development, provocative production, sinister special effects, and much more. Features a foreword by legendary storyteller Stephen King and an afterword by horror aficionado Kirk Hammett, Metallica’s lead guitarist. Based on the hit anthology series from Nicotero, Cartel Entertainment, Striker Entertainment, and in partnership with Titan Books, the book is written by Dennis L. Prince, designed by John J. Hill, and co-produced by Julia Hobgood. The series has been heralded as ‘an irresistibly macabre package,’ (Slant Magazine) and ‘an undeniable love letter to all generations of horror fans,’ (CBR), and over three seasons, has been one of the most watched programs on Shudder.”

Greg Nicotero commented:

“I grew up wearing down my fingertips paging through books on the making of my favorite movies. I was ravenous to learn the behind-the-scenes secrets. So, I’m excited to be able to present a glimpse behind the making of this epic show!”

Mike Zagari, head of AMC Networks Publishing, added:

“This jam-packed, behind-the-scenes ‘Creepshow’ book is perfect for fans of the show, as well as anyone passionate about horror entertainment and aspiring filmmakers and FX artists. The collaboration between Greg Nicotero, the ‘Creepshow’ series cast and crew, which are overseen by Monster Agency Productions, Stephen King, Kirk Hammett, the George A. Romero Foundation and many other talented individuals, exceeded all expectations!”

Metallica Team Up With Yousician For New Music Courses

Metallica have joined forces with Yousician to create new courses that will help students learn how to play some of their most popular songs on guitar. If interested, fans can sign up for a membership HERE.

The following was said about the program:

“The best way to play like Metallica is to play with Metallica. Learn the Metallica songs you love on guitar with James Hetfield & Kirk Hammett in new courses, only on Yousician. Explore riffs, rhythm, and lead guitar, discover the real way to play your favorite licks and riffs, dive into downpicking, and go behind the scenes with stories from the band.

Put your skills to the test and play 10 of Metallica’s best-known songs with the band. Learn how to play the original tracks the way the band plays them, and master every note with Yousician’s instant feedback.”

Hadley Spanier, the head of artist partnerships at Yousician, also commented:

“The Metallica x Yousician courses get guitar players up close and personal with the master musicians they idolize. Players will have the opportunity to learn how to play like Metallica straight from metallica! The unique course pairs unmatched access to the band with Yousician’s AI technology so that guitarists-in-training not only get to learn from the masters, but also get the feedback they need to improve. Players will feel like they are part of the band, playing alongside their idols as they try to master some of the greatest guitar-driven songs of all time.”

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett On Music Streaming: “We Warned Everyone That This Was Gonna Happen”

During a recent interview with Classic Rock, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett reflected on the band’s 2000 lawsuit against Napster and the current state of music streaming. He said the following:

“We warned everyone that this was gonna happen. We warned everyone that the music industry was gonna lose eighty percent of its net worth, power and influence. When these monumental shifts come, you just either fucking rattle the cage and get nothing done or you move forward. There’s definitely a new way for getting music out there, but it isn’t as effective as the music industry pre-Napster. But we’re stuck with it. There needs to be some sort of midway point where the two come together, or another completely new model comes in.”

Watch Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Flub The Intro To “Nothing Else Matters” During Boston Calling Festival

During Metallica‘s May 29 set at the Boston Calling festival in Boston, MA, guitarist Kirk Hammett accidently messed up the intro to “Nothing Else Matters.” You can see footage of that below. Hammett told the crowd the following:

“Sorry, guys. You’re so kickass. I got distracted by how kickass you are.”

[via Blabbermouth]