Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Opens Up About New Music and Live Shows: “We Have A Real Hunger For That”

Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett has opened up about his band’s upcoming new music and the live shows after all those lockdown days.

As some of you know, Metallica released its tenth and a latest studio album in 2016, titled “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.” During COVID-19 lockdown days, Kirk Hammett and his crew Metallica did a very good job. They were in touch with each other to record new efforts for the band’s future.

However, in a brand new interview with Cesar Gueikian, Hammett has opened up about the recording process of the new music. He also commented on the live shows and expressed his excitement.

Kirk Says Metallica Was In Touch With Each Other During The Lockdown

Kirk Hammett, Metallica

Opening up about the newest and upcoming album’s recording and writing process, Hammett said that Metallica was able to put all feelings and emotions and experiences of the last year and a half into their music. He stated that they did a good job, although it was a little weird and difficult.

“Because of the unusual situation of the last couple of years, we were able to continue to communicate and be a band,” he said. “We were able to get together on a somewhat regular basis, create a bubble that we could work in, get tested regularly every two or three days, and go in and function as a band.

“And in the last year or so, we’ve been doing that pretty consistently. And it’s difficult and it’s demanding to have to work under those situations, because when you’re in a bubble, you can’t really see anyone else. And when we’re in the band bubble, it’s just the band and 12 people allowed in the building at any given time.

“So it was a little weird, a little difficult, but we were able to really put all the events and all the feelings and emotions and experiences of the last year and a half into our music. And we’re jamming, we’re coming up with stuff, and we’re really enjoying each other’s company.

Kirk Miss Seeing Bands Live

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Touching on the live shows, Kirk said that he misses seeing bands live on stage.

“And at this point in time, it’s looking like it’s gonna be more possible to play live shows, so we’re getting to that,” Kirk reveals. “We’re all very, very excited because we’re craving that — we have a real hunger for that.

“And we’re well aware of the fact that we’re probably not the only ones in the world who really are craving something like that too. I know that I miss seeing bands live, and I miss playing live. And it’s probably the sentiment of a lot of music lovers out there as well.”

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