METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett says that he has been working on new riff in the current covid-19 downtime.
Yesterday, (Friday, April 9), Kirk took to his Twitter account to and tweeted simply: “working on new riffs…”
Hammett spoke to Metal Hammer last summer and said that there was “a lot of material” written for a possible follow-up to 2016’s “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”. “I know I have tons, because I totally overcompensated,” he said. “You know, last time around, it was a real shock to my system losing all those musical ideas. [Editor’s note: Kirk lost a phone with more than 300 pieces of music on it during the creative process for ‘Hardwired…’] So, I was very determined to try and make up for lost time. I also felt that, creatively, I have so much more to offer this time around.”
“It’s taking a couple of months, literally, for me to go through all [my ideas],” added Kirk, who is is not credited on any of the songs on “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”. “I’ve got a wealth of material, and so, at any given point when we all decide, ‘Okay, let’s start formulating a schedule to start writing songs and recording it.’ I’m ready. I’m there, from day one.”
“Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 album chart, selling 291,000 copies in its first week.
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— Kirk Hammett (@KirkHammett) April 9, 2021