Mrs. Smith puts Kirk Hammett to shame once again with a wah-driven cover of Metallica's One

Mrs. Smith
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Mrs. Smith – the electric guitar-shredding alter ego of actor and musician David Hanbury – has recorded a humorous cover version of Metallica's mega-hit, One.

The accompanying music video – in which Mrs. Smith is kidnapped by a mysterious Satan-worshipping “Scandinavian rock 'n' roll group”, and held to ransom for $5 million – sees the guitarist play with near-surgical precision, showcasing a beautifully dialed clean tone that's pretty close to that of ...And Justice For All, and serving up a solo so drenched in wah Kirk Hammett must be jealous.

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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.