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FLASHBACK: Metallica Being Inducted Into The Rock Hall

Today is Kirk Hammett’s birthday, and in honor of the Metallica guitarist’s big 5-3, we’re going to look back to 2009 when the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The band still remain one of the few metal acts inducted into the Rock Hall (which is a rant we’ll save for another day), but Hammett’s iconic riffs and solos helped set Metallica apart from so many rock bands ever since their 1983 debut Kill ‘Em All that we can’t imagine a time without him.

Cheer, Kirk!  Here’s hoping we get to hear some new riffs soon!




Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.