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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN Says KIRK HAMMETT Citing Him As An Influence Is 'A Huge Honor'

In a recent interview with Australia's Subculture, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was asked what it felt like to see METALLICA's Kirk Hammett citing him as a musical influence. Wolf responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Oh, man, it's a huge honor, isn't it? It's amazing — it totally is. I've heard that story from other bands in the past, how supposedly we influenced a lot of people in the early '80s without even being aware of it at the time. But he's definitely the biggest name of 'em that I've heard so far. So it makes me totally proud when he says something like that. He seems to be a super-nice guy."
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Newly Recorded Music From KIRK HAMMETT And DAVID GILMOUR To Be Included With PETER GREEN Book 'The Albatross Man'

Legendary FLEETWOOD MAC guitarist Peter Green passed away, peacefully in his sleep, on July 25, 2020. For the last four years of his life, Peter worked directly with Rufus Publications to produce a huge, illustrated visual book of his life and career. During this time, a book of rare images, memorabilia, lyrics and notes from his time in FLEETWOOD MAC and beyond was assembled, with Peter having full control over the book's direction and details.

Kirk Hammett Custom Ouija Board Guitar Headed to Auction

Kirk Hammett has been in the news as of late thanks to his guitars selling for big bucks at auction. Now, another Hammett guitar is going up for bid, and it’s one with a lot of history. Set for auction via is Hammett’s custom ESP Ouija board guitar. Per...

Kirk Hammett ‘One’ Guitar Sells For Six Figures at Auction

Kirk Hammett’s guitar he played in Metallica’s “One,” the band’s very first music video, sold for an impressive six figures at auction. We previously reported the ESP 400 Series guitar was up for bid via Heritage Auctions. Per Blabbermouth, once the bidding was over, the guitar sold for a whopping $112,500.

Kirk Hammett collecting new sounds for the new Metallica album

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has revealed he is working on some new riffs for their upcoming album. That will also hype the metalheads who follow him. Kirk Hammett, who joined the legendary band in 1983, revealed that he was working on some new riffs on Twitter. He just posted a tweet that plainly revealed that the work was currently in progress. This tweet understandably hyped many Metallica fans all over the world, as the last album they released was in 2016. The tweet raised many questions concerning a new album, but there’s nothing confirmed as of now. Here’s the tweet Kirk Hammett shared.
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The ESP guitar Kirk Hammett used in Metallica's One music video sells for $112,500

The electric guitar Kirk Hammett used in Metallica's One music video has sold for $112,500 to an anonymous buyer at auction. The ESP 400 Series S-Type – which sports a natural finish, rosewood slab neck and Kirk Hammett's signature in silver ink on the body – was listed via Heritage Auctions last week. When we first reported the auction on April 7, the guitar stood at a bid of $26,000.

METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Is 'Working On New Riffs'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett says that he is using the coronavirus downtime to stay creative. Earlier today (Friday, April 9), the 58-year-old rocker, who joined METALLICA in 1983 prior to the recording of the band's "Kill 'Em All" debut album, tweeted simply: "working on new riffs..." Last summer, Hammett told...

Kirk Hammett: Guitar From ‘One’ Music Video Up For Auction

Kirk Hammett fans with deep pockets will want to take note of this new auction item. Heritage Auctions currently has up for bid a the ESP 400 Series guitar Hammett used in the Metallica music video for “One,” which happened to be the first music video the iconic metal band ever made.

Kirk Hammett selling his guitar who used for Metallica’s music videos

Kirk Hammett one of the guitar selling in the auction. This guitar also used a lot of times for Metallica music videos or concerts. Now, he going to sell one of the favorite guitars for Heritage Auctions. This is an ESP 400 series S-Type model guitar also signed by Kirk Hammett and accompanied by a certificate. And, this guitar also used Metallica‘s One music videos was Metallica’s first, after 3 albums with no videos. It featured films from the film “Johnny Got His Gun” in 1971 and has been an MTV channel since its debut in 1989.
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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Auctioning Off “One” Guitar

Do you have tens of thousands of dollars sitting around collecting dust? Do you love Metallica? Would you like to own the guitar Kirk Hammett used in the video for “One”?. Well then, step right up: Heritage Auctions is selling that very same instrument. As of this writing, the current...

With guitars played by Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Metallica's Kirk Hammett, this auction goes to 11

DALLAS, TX.- The Martin acoustic Bruce Springsteen played during his earliest auditions and used on his first two records. The six-string Bob Dylan used to strum during visits to the apartment of then-girlfriend Suze Rotolo. The ESP Kirk Hammett wielded in Metallica's first, finest and most famous video, "One." The '64 Fender upon which Rev. Horton Heat had some mighty psychobilly freakouts. The Ludwig drum kit Buddy Rich played on The Tonight Show, then gifted to Johnny Carson. And a Frankenstrat made for — who else? — Eddie Van Halen.

38 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica

In the middle of the afternoon on April 1, 1983, Exodus guitarist Kirk Hammett was sitting on the toilet when the phone rang. He picked it up and it was the band’s manager Mark Whitaker. After exchanging pleasantries, Whitaker cut to the chase and asked Hammett if he wanted to audition for Metallica.