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)

20 Years On – Has Kurt Cobain Influenced Music Today At All?

My formative years were spent listening to Nirvana, and figured that Kurt Cobain’s musical legacy would always be undeniable and important …  so what happened?

You can read my feature about Cobain, 20 years after his death, right here.