During a conversation with Metal Hammer, Exodus guitarist Gary Holt talked about Kirk Hammett using a riff from his time in Exodus on Metallica’s 1984 classic “Creeping Death.”
The Exodus track is titled “Die By His Hand” and was never officially released by the band.
“I recall calling Kirk up and giving him a great deal of grief.
He said, ‘Ah, I thought I asked you if it was OK.’ I’m like, ‘No, you didn’t.’
“So I’ve had the pleasure – and I use the term loosely – of watching 60,000 people chant ‘Die by my hand!’ at Metallica shows, yet I’ve never received a penny for it.”