Metallica’s Kirk Hammett was recently on Rockstars In Cars and again talked about losing his phone during the previous album cycle. However, he now has a lot of stuff written for their upcoming album, which he claims are “really kick-ass, great material.”
“I have a lot of stuff written that I’ve put aside for the band — a lot of stuff. Because last album, I didn’t have any stuff, ’cause I lost most of my ideas when I lost my phone — over 500 musical ideas… It took me a long time to recover from that. And I got it into my head I had to produce twice as much — basically, 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.”
Hopefully, Kirk can keep better track of his phone this time around, as for last time, fellow bandmate James Hetfield wasn’t really buying into his story.
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