It’s definitely true that Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of my all-time favorite guitarists. Ironically, I was never really into Stevie while he was alive. Then, shortly after he died, I got hold of a video of him playing a live show and was just totally blown away by his timing, his tone, his feel, his vibrato, his phrasing — everything. Some people are just born to play guitar, and Stevie was definitely one of them.
The April 18 episode of That Metal Show featured the first-ever Kirk Hammett-Michael Schenker jam session. If you happened to miss it, you're in luck, because you watch it all below. You also get to watch the pair rehearsing earlier that day.
The annual event, now in its second year, event will include a murder-mystery dinner/VIP party at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, on April 10, followed by a two-night Fear FestEvil musical punch at RockBar Theater April 11 and 12.
Thrash pioneers Exodus will release their 10th album, Blood In, Blood Out, October 14 through Nuclear Blast. It will be the band's first album with vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza since 2004's Tempo of the Damned.
Kirk Hammett has had a long relationship with Randall, which in recent years has resulted in a successful run of signature offerings, including the KH120RHS head and KH412 cab, KH75 combo, KH15 practice amp and KH3 preamp module.
Metallica’s 1983 debut, the explosive Kill ’Em All, taught a grateful world a lesson in unbridled thrashing fury. Since then, their sound has passed through numerous stages, but the guttural intensity that was the hallmark of the young Metallica remains the essence of the band today.
Below, check out some fan-filmed footage of Metallica's Kirk Hammett performing Judas Priest's "Grinder" and Metallica's "Seek & Destroy" with Exodus and Mark Osegueda of Death Angel. Note that Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo joins the band for "Seek & Destroy."
Tonight, Metallica's Kirk Hammett will jam with his pre-Metallica band, Exodus, at his "Fear FestEvil After Party" at the San Diego Comic-Con International. However, it turns out that Hammett has gone one step further in terms of reconnecting with his old band.