Kirk Hammett wishes he could redo the guitar solos on Metallica‘s Kill ‘Em All

Kirk Hammett recently sat down with Gibson TV for the latest installment of the company’s Icons series, and the hour-plus chat dives deep into the Metallica electric guitar player’s history, from childhood stories and getting his first guitar to the death of Metallica bassist Cliff Burton and the recording of seminal albums like Kill ‘Em All, Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets.

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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.