Ex-guitarist Rick Hunnault: Why METALLICA chose KIRK HAMMETT to replace DAVE MUSTAINE

former exodus guitar player Rick Honolt He was recently interviewed for exodus Singer Zetro Steve “Zetro” Souza‘s Toxic Vault YouTube Channel. while chatting, Rickwho joined exodus In 1983, several months after the departure Kirk HammettHe was asked why he thinks metallica‘s James Hetfield And the Lars Ulrich to choose Hammett To replace Dave Mustaine Just before recording a file “Kill them all” album. Answered (as written by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “This is the reason I believe mosques to choose Kirk. it’s because Dave And the [Kirk‘s] The patterns at that time were similar – pentagonal, blue. mosques You don’t want any traces of shit. want Kirk to play dry – no echo; Just a real dry Marshall tone, ringtone wah wah [pedal] Cool, I think. But he had a similar style to Dave. individually, in terms of personality, [they were] Two completely different people.

Back in the day, when I went to see metallicaThe the reason Why did you go to see metallica It is because we wanted to go see Dave – This is it,” Rick I continued. “Dave Play lead guitar. Speak between songs. mosques Sang – that’s all he did. He did not play rhythm guitar. It was Dave Mustaine show. a period. This is it. And it was funny like shit – drunk. Oh my God, it was awesome. Dave He was like a king at that time.

“How to get kicked out of your band, I don’t know,” Honolt added. “I don’t want to talk about it…but as far as I’m concerned, personally, Dave Mustaine He is the godfather of thrash metal.”

Hammett was a member of exodusThe original lineup before replacement Mostin in metallica. In fact, Hammett He wasn’t the one to come up with exodus name, but also the first to meet the singer from the band Paul Balloff and enter it exodus.

The original lineup of exodus It consists of two guitarists Hammett And the Tim Anellodrummer Tom Hunting And the singer Keith Stewart. guitar player Gary Holt He joined the band in 1981 while Kirk He left two years before EXODUS’ first classic album, 1985 “bonded by blood”saw the light of day.

despite exodus He is rarely mentioned alongside the so-called “big four” of 80s thrash metal – metallicaAnd the megaAnd the the killer And the anthrax“bonded by blood” inspired likes certificateAnd the Angel of DeathAnd the Henf and many others to launch their careers and it is considered one of the most influential LPs of all time.

less than a year ago, Holt Asked if Hammett He co-wrote songs for any of the material he ended up with “bonded by blood”. He said “Put your dukes” Podcast: “There were pieces of music that I had written at the time Kirk He was still in the band, and he tried to adapt it, he tried to change it up a little bit – the old one, I changed it up a little bit. I am a co-author on this riff. And that was, like, two pieces of country, I think. The rest they wrote after he left. We never used a Kirk Hammett riff never even [2004’s] “Rhythm of the Damned” [album] when we registered [the early EXODUS song] “impaled”. “

Explaining that “the first two [EXODUS] Songs ending after-Kirk Hammett they were monster strike And the ‘no love’“,” Holt He continued, “My biggest talent, if you want to call it a talent, is my damn memory. I remember everything. I remember showing it… I can shoot it like a movie, a show.” Kirk scum l monster strikeand I can imagine it as if I’m watching it in a movie – in the jam room, I’m at my place where I played him [the riff] and his desire to change the higher note into a lower note; I remember them all as if I were watching a movie about them. I remember all of it – every last minute. I remember the details of most senseless bullshit.”

back in 2018, Kirk Talk about the fact that riffs are from songs he wrote exodusAnd the “dies by hand” And the “the impaler”found its way to “death is approaching” And the “He who eats healthy”From metallica‘s “lightning ride” album. “What I think happened was when Lars [Ulrich, METALLICA drummer] And the mosques [Hetfield, METALLICA frontman] They were thinking of getting rid of it Dave [Mustaine]Our voice man. Mark Whitaker – Who was he exodusDirector – gave them exodus“demos”, Kirk He said. “I suspect “dies by hand” Maybe I grabbed their ears. So when they were writing ‘death is approaching’They went, “Great. “dies by hand”. Put it there. It definitely wasn’t me going, ‘I’ve got guts here on this exodus song, you should be here on this metallica Song.’ By the way, I wrote that “dies by hand” When I was about 16 years old.”

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