Metallica Have 1200 Riffs For New Album

02/24/2014
.
(Gibson) Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett says that the band "have to" start work on their next album soon. Metallica's last album was Death Magnetic in 2008. Their collaboration with the late Lou Reed, Lulu, was released in 2011. Metallica have toured since (and continue to tour) but Hammett says they need to record new material soon.

Speaking to Kerrang! magazine, Hammett says, "We cannot think of any other reasons to procrastinate. We're kind of backed up into the corner now, so yes, we have to start working on the album. And I'm excited. James [Hetfield] has, like, 800 riffs. I only have 400, but there's not going to be any shortage of ideas. It's going to be interesting to see how it turns out."

There are no songs as such yet, though. Hammett says, "We have little bits and pieces of music earmarked to become songs, and really that's all I can say about it. We're pretty psyched about it. We're only procrastinating because we love being at home with our families, but we really do love writing songs together and making an album."

Is 2015 likely? When asked, Hammett said: "I'm up for it, man." more on this story

Gibson.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Gibson.com - Excerpted here with permission.

advertisement

Metallica CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Metallica T-shirts and Posters

Share this article
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article


...end


advertisement



Follow Us:

Contact Us - Privacy - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2017 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.