Metallica's Kirk Hammett is but one of the many rock legends interviewed for Classic Rock magazine's 300th issue, and shed light on his love for both the publication — along with his favorite musicians the publication covers.
Hammett explained, “I don’t read articles about myself! I read about what Jeff Beck was doing in 1971 with Carmine Appice and Tim Bogert, what David Bowie was doing in 1976 in L.A. I read to find out about Spooky Tooth, what was going on with Mountain when they were at Woodstock. I’m a product of the '70s. The foundation of all Metallica music is '70s hard rock. It stops at the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal.”
He went on to say, “I’m a fan of so much '60, '70s stuff. I love reading about Tangerine Dream, Neu!. I read Prog, also. I only discovered prog about five years ago. I was never into it. I spent a lot of time listening to jazz, bossa nova, blues, classical, soul, and reggae.”