Kirk Hammett is responsible for some of the most popular guitar solos of the past three-plus decades, but which are his favorite?
Hammett broke down his three favorite Metallica guitar solos in an interview with Metal Hammer and they are from the following songs:RELATED: Kirk Hammett Praises 10-Year-Old's Cover of 'Enter Sandman'
Hammett’s stories behind each solo are very interesting, but the best story comes via “One” where he explains, “Lars called me and said, ‘Can you come down? We need a solo on the new song demo.’ I remember showing up with my guitar, Lars played me the track a couple of times and I fiddled with it, figured out where James was going. I said, ‘OK, press record.’”
Hammett continues, “Next thing I know, my hand is tapping on the neck, following the chord progression, it just came out of air! Afterwards I was thinking, ‘Well, that was kind of a trip!’”