Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Guest Stars In Gibson TV’s New ‘Icons’ Series

Gibson Guitars’ Cesar Gueikian says, “Kirk has inspired generations of hard rock and heavy metal guitar players, me included.”

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The fourth episode of Gibson TV’s new, long-form series titled ‘Icons’ features Metallica’s Kirk Hammett. You can check it out below.

Since 1983, Kirk Hammett has been the lead guitarist and a contributing songwriter for Metallica. Before joining Metallica, he formed and named the metal band Exodus. In the new interview, Hammett talks his first music influences, inspiration, and his early days in the San Francisco metal scene.

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During the episode, Hammett takes viewers on a ride through his 37 years as the lead guitarist of Metallica talking touring history and personal stories about recording the group’s pivotal albums including Kill ‘em All, Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets, …And Justice For All and The Black Album. The episode features archival and never-before-seen photos of Metallica, as well as, studio demos, and live concert recordings.

“As Gibson TV continues to grow as a channel dedicated to music and music culture, having the icon Kirk Hammett share his stories and journey with my producers Todd Harapiak and Mark Agnesi, is a privilege for all music fans around the world,” says Cesar Gueikian of Gibson.

“Kirk has inspired generations of hard rock and heavy metal guitar players, me included, to pick up a guitar and learn how to play his shredding guitar lines and Metallica riffs. I am grateful that in this episode of ‘Icons,’ Kirk goes beyond his inspiring guitar playing and invites all of us to immerse ourselves in the story behind this Icon. I can’t wait for all the Metallica fans to watch this new episode of ‘Icons’ with the ripper, Kirk Hammett.”

Previous episodes of ‘Icons’ on Gibson TV have included guest stars such as Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, and Bob Rock. All Gibson TV original shows are streamed for free via Gibson TV’s official YouTube channel.

Listen to the best of Metallica on Apple Music and Spotify.

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