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Friday, February 7, 2014

Metallica's Kirk Hammett talks about hanging out with Alex Lifeson in new Guitar Center interview
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Kirk HammettMetallica guitarist Kirk Hammett recently sat down with Guitar Center for an interview at their San Francisco store. At one point he talks about hanging out with Alex Lifeson after a Rush show:

There was another time when I found myself thinking, "Holy sh*t. I'm living my high school fantasy". And that was when I had gone to see Rush and then after the show I was hanging out with Alex Lifeson. We were just hanging out, drinking wine, talking about guitars and I thought, "Yeah - I really made it. I'm really here, right now, hanging out with Alex Lifeson backstage drinking wine." It doesn't get much better than that.

You can check out the full interview on YouTube below or at this link; the Rush part comes in at about the 6:25 mark. Thanks to Chris C for the heads up. Hammett has mentioned Lifeson as being a huge influence several times in the past, and was one of the artists interviewed for the Rush documentary Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage.

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#8 - Posted 2/8/14 @12:38PM by bucklemyshoe [contact]

#3 - awesome and fresh cover. Very original yet true to original form.

Thanks for sharing.
#7 - Posted 2/8/14 @8:50AM by drummerboy2112

*sounds

*beginning
#6 - Posted 2/8/14 @8:49AM by drummerboy2112

That pattern before the verses sound a lot like the begging and end of the main monkey business
#5 - Posted 2/7/14 @1:35PM by Lamb Saag [contact]

Wow, that MG3 cover of Tom Sawyer is BEAUTIFUL!! Such fluidity, such grace, and such talent. Totally amazing.

Ed, you should promote this with its own post!

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#4 - Posted 2/7/14 @12:22PM by Alexfan [contact]

#3.

That's really cool. Love it.
#3 - Posted 2/7/14 @12:18PM by driventotheedge [contact]

Time for a Friday Rush original cover this is really well done I hope the Boy's get to see this

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#2 - Posted 2/7/14 @12:07PM by jiminseattle [contact]

That is awesome, Kirk is very talented and to acknowledge Alex and Rush the way he does is very classy.
#1 - Posted 2/7/14 @12:05PM by Alexfan [contact]

That's just wicked.

I thought that Kirk was one of the most eloquent and sincere musicians that cited Rush as an influence on their careers in BTLS.

Love it. First BTW.

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