Kirk Hammett & Adam Jones: Bad Religion
Originally published in Guitar World, April 2009
They both started as cult heroes—Metallica’s Kirk Hammett was a man of
the people, and Tool’s Adam Jones was a man of mystery. Join them as
they compare notes on how they transformed their heavy metal into a
It’s only 5 P.M. when I arrive at the Forum in Inglewood, California, but the parking lot of this classic 18,000-plus arena is already crowded with metalheads of every age, shape, color and gender, all eating and drinking in anticipation of tonight’s show. Above the din, a familiar metal refrain blasts from a stereo:
On leather steeds they ride
They come to take your life.
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