Hammett confirms ideas for new Metallica album

The news in the Metallica camp seems to be coming quick and often these days. Last week we learned about leader James Hetfield checking into rehab, now maybe in an effort to deflate some of the negative news, guitarist Kirk Hammett says that he has collected “a lot of “kick-ass, great” ideas for Metallica’s next album.

As you may recall, a few years ago Hammett lost his iPhone which at the time contained hundreds of ideas for songs. At the time he said that he was “crushed” when it happened, but still expressed hope that it “might turn up.” Fast-forward, and now Hammett said he is already thinking ahead to Metallica’s next album which would be its follow-up to 2016’s ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.’

In an interview with Toronto’s Cosmo Music, Hammett said, “I have a lot of stuff written that I’ve put aside for the band,” he said, “A few years ago I lost most of my ideas when I lost my phone. It took me a long time to recover from that.” Hammett said that the loss of the song ideas pushed him to work even harder to develop new songs. “I overcompensated. So, as it stands, as we speak, I have a lot of material — really kick-ass, great material — that I just can’t wait to show the other guys and turn into some music, record, get the album out and have more kick-ass metal.”

Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’ debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 album chart, selling 291,000 copies in its first week of release.

Source: www. blabbermouth.net

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