Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Working On New Riffs During Coronavirus Downtime
March 23, 2020 1:34PM EDT
Kirk Hammett is using his time spent social distancing wisely: he’s working on new riffs for Metallica.
In a Boomerang video posted to Instagram, the guitarist writes, “Things are most definitely not business-as-usual, but I’m good, staying safe, working on riffs … hope you are all okay out there as well.”
The band paused their tour back in the fall after announcing that James Hetfield would enter rehab. Back at the time, Hammett told Cosmo Music that he’s got some “really kick-ass, great material” for a new record.
In addition, he’s also performed with his classic rock covers band and appeared at a Peter Green tribute show.