Metallica – feature article with Kirk Hammett (for Fasterlouder)

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Hey! I interviewed Metallica.

More specifically, I got to chat to Kirk Hammett for an unreasonably long time about the relationship between he, James Hetfield and Lar Ulrich, how he lost his phone with 250+ riff ideas for their new album, how fans engage with Metallica now, what the band could mean to a teenager in 2017, the band’s inestimable legacy and what Metallica are in 2017.

It was really cool. Check it out here at Fasterlouder.


(and, if you dig it, check out my deep dive on whether their 1996 album Load is actually any good too)

Does Metallica’s ‘Load’ Still Suck? (for FasterLouder)


For the 20th anniversary of its release, I listened to Metallica’s Load 20 times (!!!) to determine whether or not it still sucks for FasterLouder.

And man… 20 times is a LOT of “Mama Said”, “Until It Sleeps” and “Bleeding Me”.

Find out  the results — does it suck, or not? — right here.