Whatever that means, Hammett is also looking forward to playing the Big 4 Festival April 23rd with Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax. "It's like a big class reunion," he says. "It's super cool because I'm really tight with the guys in Anthrax and I love the guys in Slayer and, you know, I'm never really bothered by the Megadeth guys."
Much has been made of Metallica's rivalry with their former guitarist Dave Mustaine's band Megadeth, but Hammett says it's all ancient history. "It's not that big of a deal," he says. "At least it never was for me... With all these bands, the opportunity for all of us to just hang out and look at each and grin and say to each other, 'Look, we're still here.' That's just an amazing thing."
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- Kirk Hammett