Well, well, well. Remember those 500 musical ideas which Kirk Hammett had on his iPhone?
Kirk is back in action and is ready to kick some a*s with new music.
In a recent interview with Cosmo Music, Hammett said he is already thinking ahead to METALLICA‘s follow-up to 2016’s “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” LP.
“I have a lot of stuff written that I’ve put aside for the band — a lot of stuff.”
“Because the last album, I didn’t have any stuff, ’cause I lost most of my ideas when I lost my phone — over 500 musical ideas… It took me a long time to recover from that. And I got it into my head I had to produce twice as much — basically, I overcompensated. So, as it stands, as we speak, I have a lot of material — really kick-a*s, great material — that I just can’t wait to show the other guys and turn into some music, record, get the album out and have more kick-a*s metal.”
Guitarist James Hetfield recently entered rehab to fight alcohol issues. During the recording of St. Anger in 2001, James went into rehab to address his alcohol usage. He rejoined the band after almost 8 months in rehab and four months recovering with his family. Since then James is clean and sober and was planning to remain so, all of which is featured in Some Kind of Monster. Sadly James couldn’t control it after 18 years. Currently, Metallica have canceled/postponed all the upcoming tours. There are rumors that Metallica will be headlining Download Festival Australia early next year. We don’t have a confirmation yet but once we have more details, we will share soon. We hope James fights it hard and come back sober and clean.