Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Recalls “Ride the Lightning” as Its 30th Anniversary Nears

By Music News Group

Didier Messens/Redferns via Getty ImagesIt’s been almost 30 years since Metallica put out its second album, Ride the Lightning. The album was released July 27, 1984, and guitarist Kirk Hammett pauses to share his memories about it for the August issue of Guitar World magazine.

Hammett tells Guitar World that while recently listening back to the classic title track, he had “absolutely no recollection” of playing so many guitar harmony parts.

“When the whole thing slows down and there’s that solo section,” says Hammett, adding, “I remember I pretty much played that solo as …read more

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