Kirk Hammett on Metallica's new album: “Hopefully it will cut through the division in the world and bring people together”

Kirk Hammett
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Hot on the heels of his recently announced partnership with Gibson, Kirk Hammett has offered an update regarding Metallica's forthcoming album, saying he hopes it will cut through “the division in this world”.

In a new interview with Classic Rock, the legendary lead man explains how “Metallica has always been about bringing people together through music”.

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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.