“I'm gonna do this intro all over for you”: Kirk Hammett fluffs the intro to Nothing Else Matters at first show of Metallica's US tour

Kirk Hammett
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Last Friday (August 4), Metallica kicked off their 2023 US tour at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, and it’s fair to say the new tour nerves got the better of Kirk Hammett, who was filmed fumbling the introduction to Nothing Else Matters.

Of course, pro electric guitar stars are just as susceptible to the odd slip-up as casual players – it just so happens that such slip-ups are usually witnessed on stage by thousands of concert attendees.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.