Metallica's Kirk Hammett has opened up about learning to play guitar with Joe Satriani.
The rocker was taught to play guitar by Joe over 30 years ago and revealed he asked him for lessons after seeing his friends turn into ''incredible guitar players overnight'' thanks to Joe.
He told Vancouver radio station CFOX: ''I took lessons from him in 1981. We knew each other way back when. He gave lessons out of a small music store in Berkeley, California. And all of my friends were taking lessons from him and they were becoming incredible guitar players literally overnight. So I found him and said, 'Hey, I wanna become an incredible guitar player overnight too.' And so I took lessons from him for a while -- for about a year or so.
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