Kirk Hammett

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    The 10 Best Dallas Metal Venues

    Since the days of Joe's Garage, North Texas' metal venues have hosted some groundbreaking local bands like Rigor Mortis, Pantera and Drowning Pool with mosh pits reaching same intensity as the ones appearing at summer festivals at Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco or Quicktri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    How Dallas Became a School of Rock Hub

    It sounds like tormented spirits screaming through the amplifiers as the guitarists play through the grinding riffs of "South of Heaven" by Slayer. They are fast, loud and soulful, as if generations of thrash musicians were inspiring them. Picks ignite strings that reverberate in rapid succession. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    The Top Ten Douchiest Drummers of All Time

    What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder who might actually de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The Ten Douchiest Guitar Players of All Time

    Hey, we can all appreciate a quality guitar god. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of music knows the joy of watching their favorite axeman/woman go on a tear and destroy the crowd with their fast-fingered prowess, signature style and lush mane of flowing hair. It's the textbook rock & roll sexy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Dethklok's Brendon Smalls Talks About How This Tour Is a "Disney Ride But With Murder"

    Brendon Smalls is the creator of the animated series Home Movies and Metalocalypse, and the driving force behind the most successful animated death metal band in the history of metal, Dethklok. He's an amazing guitarist who graduated from Berklee College of Music. His band has two of the highest-rat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2012

    Metallica at Outside Lands: The Five Best Parts of the Band's Fiery San Francisco Show

    METALLICA @ OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL | 8/11/12 The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly. Metallica, headlining Saturday night of the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, proved just about as huge and satisfying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Q&A: Joe Satriani Can't Talk About His Case Against Coldplay. But He'll Glady Talk Being Left Off Rolling Stone's List of Top 100 Guitarists...

    ​Joe Satriani is considered by many to be one of the best guitar players in the world. Although excluded from Rolling Stone's list of the top 100 guitar players of all time, Satriani has taught such legendary string benders as Steve Vai and Mettalica's Kirk Hammett. And, besides doing the solo thi ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011

    Joe Satriani

    Tuesday, January 18, at the Granada Theater

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Q&A: Exodus' Gary Holt On Re-Recording, Wikipedia and Coping With Bandmate Deaths.

    The venerable San Francisco-based trash metal act Exodus has been around for nearly 30 years at this point. And they haven't all been easy: Over this time, guitarist and founding member Gary Holt has seen the deaths of two former members and, twice, he's put the band on extended hiatus. Even though ... More >>

  • Music

    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 21, 2009

    Last Night: Metallica's "Secret" Show at Stubb's BBQ

    MetallicaSXSW's Guitar Hero: Metallica PartyStubb's BBQ in Austin, TXFriday, March 20, 2009 Better than: anything else you could've seen at SXSW last night--and maybe all week. People might try to disagree on that. But don't buy into it. This was the show by which SXSW 2009 will be remembe ... More >>

  • Music

    September 18, 2008


    Death Magnetic (Warner Bros.)

  • Film

    July 29, 2004

    Head Trip

    Between hard rock and a safe place, Metallica finds itself

  • Film

    April 22, 2004

    Truth Be Told

    It's the docs that rock this year's USAFF schedule

  • Music

    June 12, 2003

    Grumpy Old Men

    Metallica returns with the most anticipated metal album in ages

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Out There