In the latest issue of Kerrang! magazine, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett talks about the solo he’s most satisfied with and how it became to be. No, it’s not “Master of Puppets” or “One”…the answer is The Black Album’s “The Unforgiven.”
“I was thinking about the solo in The Unforgiven,” he says. “I remember showing up to the studio that morning, thinking I was going to play all these certain licks and then [Black Album producer] Bob Rock’s going, ‘That’s fucking crap.’ Then it was one of the very first times when I said, ‘Just fucking hit the record button,’ and shit flowed out. I prefer to record my solos that way now because I like the spontaneity of it; that’s how that solo was pretty much created.”
Kerrang! had much more to ask the almighty Metallica in their latest issue, so go grab a copy here!