Gibson's Cesar Gueikian joins Kirk Hammett's Wedding Band onstage in San Francisco, and the Metallica guitarist lets him play his iconic 1959 “Greeny” Les Paul

Kirk Hammett
(Image credit: Cesar Gueikian / Instagram)

Kirk Hammett and Rob Trujillo kept themselves busy on Friday night (December 17). After wrapping up the first of Metallica's two 40th anniversary shows at the Chase Center in San Fransisco, the pair darted darted across town to the Fillmore, where they linked up with Hammett's Wedding Band for a set of covers.

Alongside the band's lineup of vocalists Whitfield Crane and Mark Osegueda – of Ugly Kid Joe and Death Angel, respectively – drummer Jon Theodore (The Mars Volta, Queens of the Stone Age) and Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), the band also brought out Gibson Brand President Cesar Gueikian for a pair of Black Sabbath numbers: Fairies Wear Boots and Symptom of the Universe.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.