Gibson TV has premiered the fourth installment of their long-form interview series, Icons. Following comprehensive episodes with Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains, and legendary producer Bob Rock, the series' latest segment focuses on the storied career of Metallica guitarist, Kirk Hammett.
Taking an in-depth look at Hammett's 37-year tenure with the pioneering force of Metallica, Icons also revisits the veteran's earliest days in the San Francisco thrash scene as the founding member of the band Exodus.
Assembling a collection of archival and never-before-seen photos of Metallica, in addition to studio demos, live concert recordings and additional footage, Gibson TV brilliantly tells the comprehensive story of Kirk Hammett's lasting legacy with grounding breaking albums such as Kill’em All, Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets, …And Justice For All, and The Black Album.
"As Gibson TV continues to grow as a channel dedicated to music and music culture, having the icon Kirk Hammett share his stories and journey with my producers Todd Harapiak and Mark Agnesi, is a privilege for all music fans around the world,” says Cesar Gueikian of Gibson. "Kirk has inspired generations of hard rock and heavy metal guitar players, me included, to pick up a guitar and learn how to play his shredding guitar lines and Metallica riffs. I am grateful that in this episode of ‘Icons,’ Kirk goes beyond his inspiring guitar playing and invites all of us to immerse ourselves in the story behind this Icon. I can’t wait for all the Metallica fans to watch this new episode of ‘Icons’ with the ripper, Kirk Hammett.”
Watch the complete Kirk Hammett episode of Icons from Gibson TV below.