Quote: "One of my favourite moments was when Lou Reed turned around to the monitor guy and said, 'Hey, I need more Kirk Hammett in my monitor!' Lou Reed wants to hear more of me! That’s right on." Metallica star KIRK HAMMETT on his performance highlight at the star-studded Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts in New York City last week (29-30Oct09).
Quote: "Jeff Beck has been one of my heroes since I first picked up a guitar which is really exciting. It would be exciting to play guitar with him at some point." Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett hopes the band's April (09) induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside his idolised fellow rocker will help him realise a life-long dream.
Quote: "I don't go up there because LARS (ULRICH) spits a lot. It's an unconscious thing... and you'll catch some of it. I only go up on the riser during mellow songs like NOTHING ELSE MATTERS." Rocker Kirk Hammett refuses to perform alongside drummer Ulrich during Metallica's high-energy numbers.
Fact: Metallica star Kirk Hammett, Slayer'S KERRY KING, Scott Ian and Jerry Cantrell will lead an all-star tribute to slain Pantera and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist DIMEBAG DARRELL ABBOTT at the Ozzfest festival in Dallas, Texas next month (09Aug08).