In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett explained why his ideas are neer taken by the band.
“I always feel like I have so much more to say on [each] album, but I can’t say it.”
“It’s crazy because I’m so curious about music in general. I can play a lot of different stuff. I’ll play some jazz, bossa nova, blues, gypsy jazz, f*cking Eastern European ballads. I play all that stuff. But no one knows I can play this stuff. It’s so crazy. I’m always trying to sneak in jazz voicings and chords, little techniques here and there in METALLICA.”
He further highlighted why his ideas are rejected by James & Lars, saying:
“All the time. ‘That sounds too bluesy.’ And I’m, like, ‘F*cking hell, it’s just a slide. All right, whatever tone police.’ But you need tone police. The tone is super-important.”
Recently Metallica frontman James Hetfield entered rehab. The band will soon be writing a new album which is slated to release before 2021.
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.