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Kirk Hammett of Metallica speaks on David Bowie… says Bowie was a huge influence on Metallica…

Like I said before, if you’re a music lover… how can you not have been influenced by David Bowie? Bowie was respected by all people who loved all genres of music. Bowie influenced everybody whether you’re a musician or not, ya know?

Kirk Hammett has some cool things to say about Bowie.


Bowie was a huge influence in my own music and his music changed my life forever as well. Bowie’s songs will help get you through hard times as well.

When I first started playing guitar, I originally wanted to be just a guitar player. I didn’t want anything to do with singing at first but until I discovered Bowie’s music that’s when I decided I wanted to learn how to sing myself. Bowie’s singing was so powerful. He was so good at making his singing sound so melodic and memorable. He was great at making vocal melodies that can never leave your head.


Interesting… Metallica once considered ousting Lars Ulrich from the band…

Metallica is Lars Ulrich’s baby. Always has been. He was the one who started the band himself. A lot of people think James Hetfield started the band but not true. James was only recruited by Lars himself. So Lars is pretty much the leader of the band. Remember in the movie, “School of Rock” where Dewey Finn was kicked out of his own band, No Vacancy? Well, Lars almost experienced the similar thing.


I can see why ’cause Lars Ulrich has always been kind of a huge pain in the ass, admittedly. Knowing how Lars was during the “Some Kind of Monster” movie during the “St. Anger” recording when James and Lars were feuding at the time.

While I love Metallica and always had, I’ll admit that Lars is kind of annoying. That guy just talks way too much which probably explains why he does the most interviews than the other guys. James doesn’t do interviews much. It’s always either Lars or Kirk doing most of the interviews. Rob does interviews sometimes but he doesn’t do interviews much either.


Cool Video: Kirk Hammett recording riffs in studio for “Death Magnetic”…

This video was posted on the Mission: Metallica site, while I’m not a payed registered member to Mission: Metallica, all the videos in the studio being posted there get leaked to youtube anyways.

Kirk Hammett here is recording riffs to go behind James Hetfield’s vocals in a song Kirk and the producers are recording. While Kirk was recording a few riffs down, the producer hands Kirk a “flanger” pedal. The producer asked him to use that pedal, Kirk looks at it a few minutes, and then he hooks it up to the amp and rocks out.

After the producer played back the recorded riffs Kirk just recorded in the video, the producer asked him to make a cool effect out of that flanger. And the sound is way badass. It sounds fuckin’ metal. The way Metallica is supposed to be, not that alternative rock shit they did in “Load/Reload/St. Anger”.

Check it out!