Kirk Hammett on the Silver Lining of Losing His ‘Hardwired…’ Song Ideas

Since joining the band back in 1983, Kirk Hammett has been Metallica's go-to guy for guitar solos. But due to circumstances, his spotlight parts on the group's latest album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, its first set of new material in eight years, were even more important to him.

Dave Grohl’s Tattoo

To no one’s surprise, tributes are still coming in for Lemmy Kilmister, who passed away Monday at the age of 70.  The influence of the Motorhead frontman is unmatched, and it shows through these touching tributes.

Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEvil Adds Free Admission Addition

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's Fear FestEvil is getting bigger, badder and, presumably, scarier in its second year. With the second annual incarnation coming April 11-12 in San Jose, Calif., Hammett has announced Carnival of Chaos, a free outdoor portion of the FestEvil that will run both days and feature carnival games, a freakshow, a hearse…

Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEvil Opens

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett hosts his second Fear FestEvil this weekend, taking place at the RockBar Theatre in San Jose, Calif. This year's event starts tonight (April 10) with a VIP dinner and murder mystery and will continue through the weekend with panel discussions and concerts by Meshuggah, High On Fire, Agnostic Front and others.…