Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett’s rare-known words about the legendary musician Jimi Hendrix have been revealed by Greg Prato’s Avatar of the Electric Guitar: The Genius of Jimi Hendrix.

One of the greatest musicians, Jimi Hendrix, who died at the age of 27 in 1970 and highly respected in the music world, did great things in his short career and managed to get his name written in gold letters in history.

In the book, Kirk Hammett was saying that Jimi Hendrix is one of the greatest musicians of all time and explaining why he thinks like that. Speaking about the issue, Kirk Hammett touched upon the great things Jimi Hendrix achieved in a short time.

When Kirk Hammett was asked, “Is Jimi the greatest rock guitarist of all-time?, he replied:

“Yeah, I would say that. Only because it’s hard to put anybody else in that position. And it’s easy to put Jimi in that position – because he died at 27, and look at all he accomplished in that short amount of time, like, five years, maybe.

“To accomplish all of that in that short period of time and be so influential, to leave a body of music that is still vibrant and influential to this day – to this minute – I would say yes, he is probably the greatest guitar player.

“To be able to do all that in that short of time… I mean, there are lots of great guitar players out there. But they had the benefit of their whole lives playing and getting better and exploring and shifting and changing.

“Jimi didn’t have that. He came out and he was all he was in those five years.”