‘The Ultimate Metallica Show’ Recap: Celebrating Kirk Hammett + ‘Reload’
November 18 is an important date in the history of Metallica.
On Nov. 18, 1962, Kirk Hammett was born.
On Nov. 18, 1997, Reload was released.
And on Nov. 18, 2016, Metallica unveiled their massive album, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct.
So you know I had to pull out some major celebrations for the latest edition of The Ultimate Metallica Show. Our first hour was dedicated to Reload and hour two was all about The Ripper. If you missed it, check out the full playlist and recap below.
The Ultimate Metallica Show — Hour 1
- "The Memory Remains" — Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, Dec. 7, 2011
- "Better Than You" — Reload
- "Devil's Dance" — Reload
- "The Unforgiven II" — Live at Olympiapark Munchen, Munich, Germany, May 31, 2015
- "Carpe Diem Baby" Demo — Fan Can Volume 3
- "Fuel" — Cover by Avril Lavigne, My World
- "Bad Seed" — Reload
- "Prince Charming" — Reload
The Ultimate Metallica Show — Hour 2
- "...And Justice For All" — Live at TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, Jan. 18, 2009
- "Through the Never" — Metallica
- "The Jinn" — Kirk Hammett's solo EP, Portals
- "The Wait" — The $5.98 EP — Garage Days Re-Revisited
- "Fade to Black" — Live at Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, Florida, Nov. 6, 2022
- "Sad But True" — Cover by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Metallica Blacklist Album
- "Hero of the Day" — Live at The Bridge School Benefit, Mountain View, California, Oct. 22, 2016
- "Hit the Lights" — Kill 'Em All
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The next Ultimate Metallica Show will be full of gratitude as we celebrate the Thanksgiving season while cranking up two hours of Mighty Metallica. If you want to get a request in, send me a message in the Ultimate Metallica app!
Watch Metallica Perform "The Unforgiven II" Live in Germany
Some of Our Favorite Live Photos of Kirk Hammett
Kirk Hammett is a shredder, plain and simple. Or more specifically, he's a ripper. The Ripper.
Whether you're listening to him ripping or watching videos or staring at photos, one thing is obvious: this guy is a six-string master. While we could never create a collection that covers Hammett's entire history with Metallica, we've picked a handful of some of our favorite photos over the last 20 years showing the guitarist rocking out and having fun.
Here Are Some of Our Favorite Metallica T-Shirts
Metallica have not only created some of the best heavy metal in the last 40 years, they've also created some of the most iconic T-shirts. In the last four decades, they've worked with incredible artists like Pushead, Brian Ewing and others to bring their songs and albums to life. In the gallery below, we've picked out some of our favorite T-shirts that are currently available at Metallica's official online store. Which one is your favorite?