Kirk Hammett

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    September 18, 2014

    Les Claypool of Primus on the Benefits of Folk Music

    Les Claypool and Larry Lalonde will be signing copies of Primus: Over the Electric Grapevine, an oral history of the band, at Tattered Cover on Thursday, September 18, at 7 p.m.. Primus is also slated to perform at Riot Fest on Friday, September 19. Formed in 1984 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Prim ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    The ten best debut metal albums

    You only get one chance to make a first impression, as they say, and these bands sure made the most of their opportunity. Some of these inaugural releases launched new subgenres, while others have yet to be matched in more two decades. Keep reading for a rundown of the ten best debut metal albums. ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    The ten best concerts of the week

    BOB SEGER @ PEPSI CENTER | TUES, 4/2/13 While Bob Seger might be immortalized by his long-running Chevy ads that featuring "Like a Rock" and the scene in Risky Business where Tom Cruise sings along to "Old Time Rock and Roll," there's a lot more to the guy than that. He's carved out a spot in the ro ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    The ten best metal shows in Denver this April

    KVELERTAK @ LARIMER LOUNGE | TUES, 4/30/13 Kvelertak formed in 2007. Completely disregarding a line between metal and punk, the Stavinger, Sweden-based act brings the sonic intensity and violent and frayed dynamics of bands like Breather Resist. The band's song "Mjød" appeared in the end credits fo ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    Tom Hunting of Exodus on how building a song is like building the best sandwich possible

    Exodus was founded in 1980 by a group of high school friends that included a pre-Metallica Kirk Hammett and Tom Hunting, the sole remaining original member of the act. The classic line-up also featured Paul Baloff on vocals and Gary Holt, who moved over to guitar when Kirk joined Metallica, just pri ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    Learn how to kick ass from the men of Havok

    Alright, so admittedly, you're going to have to suspend disbelief a little as we frame this next item, and you'll need to operate under the premise that A), time travel is a reality, and B), the internet existed in the mainstream realm in 1983. Got it? Okay, good. Now imagine you're a pimply faced k ... More >>

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    August 12, 2012

    Metallica at Outside Lands: The five best parts of the band's hometown show in San Francisco

    METALLICA @ OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL | 8/11/12 The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly. Metallica, headlining Saturday night of the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, proved just about as huge and satisfying ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Tonight: Death Angel at the Larimer

    Stephanie CabralBorn a year after MTV's inception and surviving the Headbanger's Ball-era, Death Angel (playing tonight at the Larimer Lounge with Four Horsemen and Steel Blades of Vengeance) is an integral part of thrash metal's history. The band members were in their early teens when the 1986 demo ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011
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    August 12, 2010
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    February 19, 2010

    Joe Satriani stops by Musician's Superstore next month

    ​Not only is Joe Satriani a hell of a shredder on the guitar, early in his career he taught a bunch of guitarists like Steve Vai, Metallica's Kirk Hammett and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello. Now Satriani's giving away free half-hour lessons. Well, the only catch is that you have to buy ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009


    Saturday, February 14, Owsley's Golden Road, 303-296-2844.

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    October 30, 2008
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    September 11, 2008


    Death Magnetic
    Warner Bros.

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    May 1, 2008

    Harping on It

    Harptallica enters like a sandman.

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    May 11, 2006


    Sunday, May 14, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.

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    October 27, 2005


    Friday, October 28, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

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    August 9, 2001

    Metal Morfosis

    Thanks to a win at the Latin Grammys, the world is paying close attention to Juanes.

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    August 12, 1999

    Rodent Rock

    King Rat packs a punk-rock punch.

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    December 18, 1997

    After Further Review

    Putting the season's major releases to the test.

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    January 30, 1997

    Tricky vs. Metallica

    It was the tag-team grudge match of early '97. Guess who won.