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Kirk Hammett Is Stockpiling Ideas For Next Metallica Album


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It’s no secret that Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett wasn’t too involved with the writing process for the band’s latest album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct“. A lot of his absence is thought to have been attributed to an iPhone Hammett lost containing hundreds of riff ideas. It looks like that won’t be the case when it comes time for the band’s next album however, as he recently told the British edition of GQ magazine:

“I went through this whole thing a couple of years ago of losing my iPhone with five hundred ideas, and I still haven’t fully recovered from that. And my way of recovering from that is overcompensating… On that phone was five hundred ideas, and I have about five hundred ideas now at this point, plus. I’m sitting on a lot of really… what I feel is really, really great music that is just waiting to be developed.

Every day, I’m just picking up my guitar and then thinking about those lost ideas and then thinking, ‘I’ve gotta generate more ideas,’ in the hopes that maybe one or two of those old five hundred ideas that I lost might trickle through… Maybe it’ll find its way through, and I’ll go, ‘Oh, yeah! Eureka!’ It hasn’t happened yet. It hasn’t happened, though.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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