The San Francisco Giants baseball team is once again back to celebrating Metallica Night. After a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual event returned Tuesday at SF's Oracle Park. Like with previous years, frontman James Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett took to... Read More.
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has premiered the video for his solo song, "High Plains Drifter." The animated clip begins with a car driving through a tunnel before crashing into another vehicle. The painterly images interact the dynamics of the music as they reflect the driver's... Read More.
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is moderating a panel at the upcoming Midsummer Scream horror convention. Dubbed "The Original Monster Kids," the event will find Hammett speaking with the children and grandchildren of various classic horror acting legends including Vincent Price, Boris... Read More.
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has released a new song called "High Plains Drifter," the first preview off his upcoming debut solo EP, Portals. The instrumental piece includes contributions from orchestra conductor Edwin Outwater, who previously collaborated with Metallica for their 2019... Read More.
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has announced his debut solo EP. Titled Portals, the set consists of four original, instrumental pieces co-written by conductor Edwin Outwater, who previously collaborated with Metallica for their 2019 S&M2 concerts. "This music was created with what I describe as an 'Audio-Cinematic'... Read More.
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has announced a partnership with Gibson. "It's a really great and exciting time for me to be joining forces with Gibson," Hammett says in a statement. "I look forward to achieving great things together in the future." To celebrate the partnership announcement,... Read More.
A home video and album documenting the star-studded 2020 London concert that Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood organized and hosted celebrating his band's original frontman, guitarist Peter Green, was released last month in multiple formats. Among the many legendary musicians who took part on the... Read More.
Carlos Santana and his band haven't been able to tour since early 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the guitar legend says, on a positive note, the health crisis has given him time to move forward with multiple... Read More.
Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performed the national anthem before Monday night's NBA game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers. The pair called in virtually to play their shred-heavy, instrumental version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" alongside two... Read More.
New signature Kirk Hammett and "Dimebag" Darrell guitars have been announced. ESP Guitars will be releasing the LTD KH-3 Spider, a 30th anniversary edition of the axe the company created for the Metallica shredder in 1991. The original KH-3 had been on... Read More.