Metallica's Kirk Hammett

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Debuts Music Video For His Solo Track “High Plains Drifter”


Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has newly unveiled a music video for his recent solo single “High Plains Drifter“. Tomorrow, April 23rd, will see the release of his debut solo EP “Portals” as part of this year’s ‘Record Store Day‘ event.

Hammett commented of this current single:

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“The music for ‘High Plains Drifter‘ initially came from a flamenco piece I had written. It was a two-and-a-half-minute piece, and I really liked it, but it was one of those riffs that would be hard to integrate into Metallica. I knew I wanted to do something with it, even though it came out spontaneously. I had been sitting outside messing around with a flamenco acoustic guitar I’d just bought, and it flowed out in the moment. I was determined it would have a life. It would have its moment.”

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