'That Metal Show': Kirk Hammett Relives Joining Metallica

The guitar god reveals all about his exodus from Exodus.

November marches on, and so do our daily trips the video vaults of That Metal Show.

Today’s classic moment comes from Season 7. Guest guitar great Kirk Hammett discusses with TMS co-hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine, and Don Jamieson how he came to be invited to “audition” for Metallica back in the early ’80s—and how his bandmates in Exodus took the news that he’d be jumping ship.

Kirk also talks about the differences between Metallica and Exodus back in those early days, and he reveals the magic potion that smoothed over any initial rough reactions (Hint: it comes in bottles—lots and lots of bottles).

Come back tomorrow for another TMS moment, wherein Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach expounds on tattoos, metal fans, and the eternal rocker quest to get paid.