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Tag Archives: Kirk Hammett

Kirk Hammett reacts to Metallica covers

Posted by on March 13, 2017

There have been countless of Metallica covers over the years, we have seen a few of them, including some not-so-metal versions. Recently, Kirk Hammett sat down with Mexico’s Luisito Rey to hear a variety of different Metallica covers that reached YouTube over the past few years. These covers include Rob Scallon’s banjo cover of “Master […]

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Remember When: Spinal Tap confronted Metallica about a certain album cover?

Posted by on February 13, 2017

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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Slayer’s Tom Araya alleges conspiracy on vanished photo

Posted by on January 25, 2017

We recently noticed Kirk Hammett’s Twitter outburst that began on Saturday (21). Looking at his account again, you will see his opinions are still there. In fact, outlooks from various political viewpoints remain untouched on social media. However, not so much for Slayer, according to vocalist/bassist Tom Araya. On Friday (20), Araya said he’d posted a photoshopped image on […]

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Kirk Hammett gets political, calls alt-right “white supremacy” in series of tweets

Posted by on January 23, 2017

President Donald Trump’s move to the White House on Friday (20) has proven to be pretty polarizing, to put it mildly. This past Saturday, millions of people around the world expressed their beliefs by participating in the Women’s March. Celebrities and musicians including Alice In Chains drummer Sean Kinney, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, Frances Bean Cobain, […]

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James Hetfield discusses tour and leaving the past behind in new podcasts

Posted by on January 9, 2017

Now that Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is out for roughly two months now, the question remains, when will the tour begin? For a diehard Metallica fan, it’s easy to empty personal bank accounts following them across the country, or sitting on the loser line in hopes to get a ticket. For Metallica, life on the road isn’t […]

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Kirk Hammett’s home for sale at the “affordable” price of $16M

Posted by on January 3, 2017

Towards the end of 2016, Curbed San Francisco discovered a brand new listing on the market that happened to be Kirk Hammett’s home. Hammett lived on 320 Sea Cliff, for roughly six years, initially buying the home for $8 million in 2010. At that time, the price was doubled from the previous buy, back in 2003 […]

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Kirk Hammett is bummed he didn’t get to contribute more to ‘Hardwired…’

Posted by on November 15, 2016

In just three days, Metallica’s long-awaited Hardwired… To Self Destruct, will be in stores. What led to the eight-year wait? Well, plenty of things, but one of the worst setbacks occurred relatively early in putting together the album when Kirk Hammett lost his iPhone. That would probably be a relatively normal occurrence, because who hasn’t done […]

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Top 8 highest paid rock and metal musicians

Posted by on September 30, 2016

The metal dream of every rock and metal musician is to make it big enough and get an actual income out of their music. We can’t blame you for having that seemingly-impossible goal considering some rockstars nowadays earn enough money to buy their own third-world country, but we’re usually referring to legendary pioneers from the […]

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Metallica play intimate, emotional show at Webster Hall; debut “Moth Into Flame”

Posted by on September 28, 2016

Although it technically started last month with the unveiling of “Hardwired” before their show in Minneapolis, the promotional machine has kicked into high gear for Metallica’s forthcoming Hardwired… To Self Destruct, which will be out on November 18th. In the past week, they’ve played the Global Citizen Festival, unveiled a new single, played a SiriusXM town […]

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Remember When: Metallica got stranded in Springfield on ‘The Simpsons’

Posted by on August 22, 2016

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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