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Exodus Guitarist Gary Holt: How I First Met Kirk Hammett

Exodus Guitarist Gary Holt: How Did I First Meet Kirk Hammett?

In a recent interview radioactive mike zhost of 96.7 KCAL-FM radio program “Wired in the Empire”, Exodus guitar player gary holt He was asked how did he meet Mool for the first time? Exodus guitar player Kirk Hammettwho has been a member of METALLICA For the last 39 years. He Said (As Written by) BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Meet for the first time kirk was in my high school music room, Richmond High, and Exodus came and played. [Original EXODUS drummer] tom hunting grew up, like, 50 yards from my house, across a park, but he went to a different school—he went to D’Anza High, where kirk did. i knew Tom, I would look around him, but I didn’t know him well. But I was really good friends with other guitar players Exodus, Tim Agnello, which I knew. And they came in and played in the music room, and it was awesome. even though kirk sang [SCORPIONS‘] ‘Just Another Piece OF Meat’And it was really terrifying, as you can imagine – Kirk Hammett try to sing claus mean at his greatest; it was bad. But there was something about it… even though I went to several concerts, in a room and listening to an electric guitar that was up close and personal, it was like a special moment for me, because I never experienced it. Was . I only saw people on stage; I would never stand five feet away. And this was the killer. I totally [knew] That’s what I wanted to do. and then we went to see Ted Nugent And this Scorpio together, and we became best friends from the time we first went out. And then he said, ‘You want to learn to play the guitar?’ And I said, ‘Yeah.’ And he taught me the basics and some chords. I think the first thing he taught me was some Rolling stone Songs and some chaat and all that, and six months later I was in the band.”

When asked if he has a favorite METALLICA Song, Gary Said: “I have to go… I have so many favorites – it’s one of those tough questions – but the one that’s always near and dear to my heart is ‘Damage, Inc.’,

Three months ago, garden was asked during an appearance on “Keep Your Duke”Podcast hosted by East-Exodus singer Rob DukesIf Hammett was involved in songwriting for any material that was finished ExodusClassic Debut Album of 1985’s “bonded by blood”, “There were riffs that I wrote while writing kirk Was still in the band, and he tried to adapt them, tried to change them a little bit – the old, ‘I changed it a little bit. I’m a co-writer on this riff,'” garden remembered. “And that was, like, two riffs, I guess. And the rest were written after he left. We never used one. Kirk Hammett riff, ever, until [2004’s] ‘Speed ​​of the Damned’ [album] when we recorded [the early EXODUS song] impeller’,

explaining that “the first two [EXODUS] After the end of the song-Kirk Hammett Were ‘Beast strike’ And ‘no love’, garden Continued: “The biggest talent I have, if you want to call it a genius, is my fucking memory. I remember everything. I remember showing her… I can show it as a movie , showing kirk the riff two ‘Beast strike’And I can picture it like I’m watching it on a movie – in the jam room, at my place where I played it [the riff] And he wants to change the high note to the lower note; I remember all this as if I am watching a movie of this. I remember it all – every last minute of it. I remember the details of fucking the most meaningless crap.”

basic lineup of Exodus guitarists included Hammett And agnello, Hunting and singer keith stewart, garden joined the band in 1981, while kirk left two years ago “bonded by blood” Saw the light of day.

Although Exodus With the so-called “Big Four” of 1980s thrash metal rarely mentioned – METALLICA, megadeth, Slayer And Bishariya , “bonded by blood” inspired the choice of Rule, angel of death, Violence and many others launched their careers and is considered one of the most influential thrash metal albums of all time.

back in 2018 kirk talked about the fact that riffs from the song by Exodus, “die by his hand” And “impeller”i found my way “creeping Death” And “Trapped Under the Snow”From METALLICA‘s “ride the Lightning” album. “I wonder what happened when larso [Ulrich, METALLICA drummer] And James [Hetfield, METALLICA frontman] thinking about getting rid of dave [Mustaine]our sound man, Mark Whitaker – Who was it Exodus‘ Manager – given them Exodus“Demo,” kirk said. “in my point of view ‘die by his hand’ Maybe he caught his ear. so when they were writing ‘creeping Death’They went, ‘Great. ‘die by his hand’, Keep it there. It’s definitely not me going, ‘I have a crack here’ Exodus song, and it should be here in METALLICA Song.’ Well I wrote that ‘die by his hand’ Riff when I was 16.”

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