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 worldwide religion.
Fights! Camera! Action! What started as a simple documentary about Metallica nearly became an account of the group’s destruction. Guitar World goes behind the scenes of Metallica’s forthcoming, critically acclaimed new movie, Some Kind of Monster, for a scorching blow-by-blow report.
“I was still using my black Flying V on Ride the Lightning, but ‘Fade to Black’ sounds different—it has a warmer sound—because I used the neck pickup and played through a wah-wah pedal all the way in the ‘up’ position,” says Kirk Hammett.
With his brand-new signature model Randall amplifier, Kirk Hammett makes the key amp tones from his career available to guitarists everywhere. In this GW exclusive, the Metallica axman tells how Randall’s engineers did right by his collection of vintage amps.