Kirk Hammett talks Greeny Les Paul, meeting Peter Green and playing - and singing (!) - on a new Green and Fleetwood Mac tribute record

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Kirk Hammett recently stopped by the Let There Be Talk podcast and went deep on “Greeny” – his 1959 Les Paul Standard electric guitar that was famously owned by Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green and, subsequently, by his disciple, Irish rocker Gary Moore.

In addition to recounting the story of how the iconic guitar came into his hands, he also dropped some new Peter Green-related nuggets.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.