Metallica's James Hetfield

Metallica’s James Hetfield Speaks On Kirk Hammett’s Lack Of Input On “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”


Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett‘s lost iPhone is long thought to have been the reason why he didn’t have much input on the band’s latest album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. Speaking recently with WRIF‘s Meltdown in the below interview, Hetfield was asked about Hammett losing his iPhone, he offered:

“That’s what he claims. [laughs] I’m sure he did, but it doesn’t make sense that he wouldn’t have them on his computer, either. But, whatever…

Yeah, Kirk had some riffs that he… I guess submitted—it’s not a very nice word to be used if you’re in a band. But you know, we all submit our tapes, and we sit there and we listen to them and we pick the best stuff. There was not much stuff from Kirk. Whether his phone was lost, or whatever…”

[via Ultimate Guitar]

- Advertisement - Purchase Merch