There is not any doubt that Kirk Hammett loves the “Greeny” guitar that he bought that after belonged to Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Inexperienced and Skinny Lizzy’s Gary Moore, however Hammett wasn’t the primary Metallica member to have an opportunity to purchase it.
Whereas showing on The Howard Stern Present (as seen beneath) this week, James Hetfield revealed that he turned down the prospect to purchase the guitar earlier than Hammett finally bought it. The blokes in Metallica had a great snigger because it was revealed that Hammett was really the third individual within the band approached concerning the instrument.
“I played it before he did. I don’t know if you knew this. The guy brought it backstage to show it to me, and I rejected it,” admitted Hetfield, earlier than revealing, “He was asking an exorbitant amount.”
Lars Ulrich then added, “And I played it before James.”
“That’s why it got so expensive,” says Hetfield jokingly. “Lars played it. Thanks Lars.”
Inside the chat, Stern requested Hammett about buying the legendary guitar, however the guitarist shot down speak that he paid over $2 million for the instrument. “That’s just the rumor, but I would never pay a couple million dollars for just about anything,” mentioned Hammett.
“So the owner came to me, Manny Hughes, in financial straits, and I said, ‘I’m not going to buy a $2 million guitar. And he said, ‘It’s not $2 million, that’s poppycock.’ British guy. So he brought it to my hotel and I plugged it in and literally within 30 seconds I said, ‘You’re not getting this guitar back.’ It was just an amazing sounding guitar,” mentioned Hammett.
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The guitarist went on to talk to his attachment to the instrument. “I picked up on the energy and the mojo of this guitar immediately,” says Hammett. “It’s inseparable now. Where I sleep, it’s literally 10 feet from me, no matter where I am. I keep it and bring it everywhere and play it onstage too.”
You would possibly see Hammett taking part in “Greeny” reside as Metallica helps their newest album, 72 Seasons, on tour dates spanning into 2024. Remember to get your tickets right here.
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