Hammett flew across the country for the chance to finally play with one of his biggest influences.
The guitarist lost his iPhone, on which he had been recording his ideas.
While they prep for the next Metallica album, Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich are leaving themselves plenty of time to get out and enjoy live shows.
This weekend's upcoming episode of That Metal Show features a guitar summit that's been an entire career in the making.
The guitarist says that the band are about a quarter of the way through their new album.
Metallica were a young band on the rise in 1983, but in order to truly get their career going, they knew they needed to make a lineup change.
Slash and Kirk Hammett will put their shared love of horror to good use this April, when Slash puts in an appearance as a panelist at Hammett's Fear FestEvil convention.
Metallica's guitarist joined his old band on stage at a Comic-Con after party.
Kirk Hammett has collaborated with his pre-Metallica bandmates in Exodus on their forthcoming studio album.
A video for Kirk Hammett's cover of the 1892 song 'Daisy Bell' has been released.