Kirk Hammett

Kirk Hammett Quotes

United States, Musician
November 18, 1962

Kirk Lee Hammett is an American musician who has been lead guitarist and a contributing songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica since 1983. Before joining Metallica he formed and named the band Exodus. In 2003, Hammett was ranked 11th on Rolling Stone's list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

  • Kirk Hammett: I had to play the intro on a Coral sitar. My hands were shaking so much, and I kept on thinking to myself, 'Don't mess up. Don't mess up. Don't mess up.' And I played it right for only the second time out of 75 attempts.
  • Kirk Hammett: We had to take COVID tests every other day before it, and everyone in the entire building had to wear a mask. It's just something you have to do, but considering the alternative doing nothing, I'd still rather do this than any other way.
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