Without any doubt, solos are a big part of Metallica.
From the blistering Master Of Puppets to Fade To Black, they reflect a bit of heavy metal noodling. And, of course, we, the fans air guitar in front of everyone every time we hear these solos.
In a new Interview with Kerrang, guitarist Kirk Hammett was asked which Metallica solo he’s most satisfied with.
“I was thinking about the solo in The Unforgiven”.
“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 f*c*ing cr*p.’
Then it was one of the very first times when I said, ‘Just f*c*ing hit the record button,’ and sh*t 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.”