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Kirk Hammet Talks About Kurt Cobain Being A Metallica Fan

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SPIN has a video clip of Metallica's Kirk Hammett talking about how Kurt Cobain was a Metallica fan during the "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrashed Metal" filming sessions. The clip is an exclusive and not featured on the DVD. You can watch the minute and a half segment on Spin.com.

Written and directed by Rick Ernst of MTV’s Headbangers Ball fame, the newly-released "Get Thrashed" tells its story through more than 50 interviews with thrash metal’s most prominent figures, including members of Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer, Pantera, and more.

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1. Westfallen writes:

Not sure whether to believe it, but it sounds cool.

# Sep 23, 2008 @ 2:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

wasted my time by watching that............

# Sep 23, 2008 @ 3:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Txmetalhead writes:

I think it is the other way around.

# Sep 23, 2008 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Kurt Cobain was a fan of deez nuuuts

# Sep 23, 2008 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ...Just Another Number... writes:

A fan maybe but not enoguh to be anything noteworty I am willing to bet... every musician's favorite bands usually influence their sound in some way and I don't really see Metallica in Nirvana in any way, then again I havn't heard those unreleased Nirvana demo tapes and all that Courtney Love sold before anyone had a chance to turn them into a CD for the masses. And post 3, you gotta admit that Hammet is way better of a guitarist than Cobain was or could ever have been (Not knockin the guy though, sometimes simplicity works the best, look at all the famous blues artists).

# Sep 23, 2008 @ 6:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jackrum writes:

does anyone care if a junkie waste of life was a tallica fan?

# Sep 23, 2008 @ 6:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Kalis_wrath writes:

If Kabang was a Metallica fan then that is the only thing even slightly manly about him! Other than that he was a giant vagina!

# Sep 23, 2008 @ 6:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Txmetalhead writes:

I agree whole-heartedly post 5. Nirvana is nothing compared to Metallica. Nirvana is extremely, extremely overrated. They(Nirvana) are nothing compared to Soundgarden, AIC, Pearl Jam, Nevermore, and the list goes on...Seattle had a lot of great bands.

# Sep 23, 2008 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. bbristowe writes:

Nevermore belongs under the "has a lot of great bands" catagory. and i agree with kalis. f***in vagina's.

# Sep 23, 2008 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ZT writes:

It's funny how everyone assumes Kurt and co. weren't into metal. They were, but they were also musically open minded, which is more than I could personally say about most metal fans...

AND they didn't feel the need to f***ing brag about it, either. They did what they did, and they did it WELL in my opinion.

# Sep 23, 2008 @ 7:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. ZT writes:

"Nirvana is extremely, extremely overrated"

I believe that Nirvana being very overrated isn't the bands doing, but the record company, MTV, etc.

That's just the impression I always got anyway...

# Sep 23, 2008 @ 7:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Txmetalhead writes:

Good point ZT. I hear ya. I think that Nirvana just got popular quickly, more quickly than the other Seattle bands..such as Soundgarden or Nevermore.

# Sep 23, 2008 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. ZT writes:

I hope I didn't come off as arrogant or anything...

# Sep 23, 2008 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. metal2death writes:

nah dude nirvana blows i can never listen to a song more than 30 seconds

# Sep 23, 2008 @ 11:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. KORNDOGG writes:

ZT- you are right on the money with post 10!!!! Take it to the bank !

# Sep 24, 2008 @ 12:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Kalis_wrath writes:

Nirvana sucked, in my opinion! I am so glad that they are no longer making that crap they called "music."

# Sep 24, 2008 @ 1:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. psythe writes:

^Rather than "that crap they call music," think of it as that music you call crap. Music is music, in all it's forms, for better or worse. Whether you like it or not does not change what it is. Just because a dog doesn't like a cat, doesn't mean the cat's not a cat. In fact, it's probably more reason to assume that it IS a cat.

# Sep 24, 2008 @ 2:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. psythe writes:

Oh, and post 10, hit the nail on the head, once again.

# Sep 24, 2008 @ 2:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. That_One_Guy writes:

I agree with you, ZT, on posts 10 and 11. I like Nirvana.. certainly not as much as Slayer, Dimmu Borgir, etc etc.. but I like them. And the fact remains that they helped popularize the grunge scene, which helped bring about a much needed end to hair metal (even though the hair metal scene was slowly suffocating itself anyway).

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# Sep 24, 2008 @ 11:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Txmetalhead writes:

Yes, it seems that Nirvana was embraced quickly by the MTV crowd/generation. I would much rather hear about Vedder's problems, and hear his voice...over Cobains. Vedder is a brilliant song writer. Nirvana was merely ok....

# Sep 24, 2008 @ 11:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

I hate Nirvana. I really wish people would stop talking about them. It's not like their music is going to transcend any boundaries or anything. Just let it go. Nirvana'a 15 minutes have been up for some time now, and I really think people should stop giving them so much credit. I'm sick of hearing so much about someone who did so little. Talk about Sublime instead. f*** Kurt Cobain. f***ing commits suicide and abandons his daughter with a f***ing dopesick sexual-assalut victim lookalike. What a goddamn wimp. I wish he could come back so he could shoot himself again.

# Sep 24, 2008 @ 11:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. That_One_Guy writes:

In my opinion, music doesn't necessarily have to transcend any boundaries to be good.

# Sep 24, 2008 @ 12:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. metldrummer2112 writes:

Every metalhead here who says Nirvana sucks because they weren't metal are closed-minded a$$holes. I'm a gigantic Black Metal fan and I love Nirvana! They're musical and creative and did what they wanted to! I think it's a shame Courtney Love killed Kurt, that man was a genius!

# Sep 24, 2008 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Kalis_wrath writes:

There once was a pvssy, his name was Kurt Kabang, and his lack of intellegenc, brought him fame. c***ney Slut, his wife, sucked up the spotlight and the world over wished she would take her own life. (Un-finnished and off the top of my head)

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25. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

Nirvana sucked. To say they had THREE good songs is pushing it.

metldrummer2112, how was Nirvana creative? Please explain, because I'm DYING to hear this. You're a f***ing metal drummer and you shouldn't be sucking the c*** of one of the lousiest musicians to ever walk the face of the earth.

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 10:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Sins Of The Father(Aust) writes:

People have every right to like what they want and to bag what they want, if the world wasnt so critical then it would become pretty boring pretty quick.

I personally like Nirvana, I got into them when I was young and they hold a memory of things i used to do back then and how free my life was before entering the real world. they represent a cool time in my life as does alot of music of different styles.

Plus i dont really limit my choice of music, as you grow older you can either stick to your true black metal or hardcorecrossovercore stuff or whatever it is and then only have that to talk about which gets boring pretty quick when everyone else is chilled enough to be into all different sorts of things.

Listening to all sorts of styles of music doesnt make you any less of a person or fan ect infact it actually means youre a little more open minded that there is some cool stuff out there. You can stick to whatever you like the most I dont care, it just seems to be a shame when theres so much cool and good music out there. Why would you limit yourself to one style? wouldnt you run out eventually? Or just start coming across the same thing over and over again?

For anyone who bags other people for being open minded no matter what they listen to, I think its a shame because why do you really care when its probably someone youve never met or will ever meet, do you really need to do that to make yourself feel better?

Nirvana obviously did somthing right no matter who their audience was. Like them or not they are in the history books and are loved by more people than hated. well id say theres more people who dont even know who they are than people who hate or love them.

G'Nite people!

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27. AlliedFront676 writes:

Its true i can only listen to heavy music for so long, Queen comes close. But i just become lazy and shut in,lol. And i never liked Nirvana, but i think bands like Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam were just as good if not better. I could never dig grunge that much because i was obsessed with CFH, but i got to admit that Alice in Chains is dam good band.

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28. Kalis_wrath writes:

When I want mellow tunes I listen to Stevie Ray Vaughn, Old Aerosmith, Zepplin, A.I.C, Soundgarden... you get the idea. Never Nirvana! To me it just sounds like a bunch of nonsence lyricly, and musicly.

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 4:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. KK writes:

gotta give cobain credit though, he got millions of people attached to him without even lifting a finger.
he knew he sucked, he didnt care. he knew what he wanted in life, making music listening to music and getting high. props to cobain.

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Red writes:

I liked Nirvana but my fav band out of the grunge era was AIC. they still are way up there in my list of my all time favourite bands....WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY UP THERE.

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 7:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. That_One_Guy writes:

Yeah, Alice In Chains were great. So were The Melvins' early 90's era material, like the "Houdini" and "Stoner Witch" albums.

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 7:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Kalis_wrath writes:

I still remember the day I found out Layne died. I was so broken up that I had a hard time working! A.I.C with Layne, in my opinion was, and always will be the best grunge band to exist!

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 7:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. That_One_Guy writes:

I agree. I can't believe they're replacing him. Or, I should say, trying to replace him. You can't replace Layne Staley. You just can't. Lol.

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. ZT writes:

"metldrummer2112, how was Nirvana creative? Please explain, because I'm DYING to hear this."

Are you saying "ERRGH! BLERGGGH! METULL!!!!! GRRRR!!! WARRGHHH!!! SPYKES!!!!! SAYTUN!!!! EYE'M SOOO FUGGIN EEEVILL BECUZ I WHERE BLACGH TEE SHERTS AND AKT LYKE A REETARD CUZ ITZ MEDUL!!!" is more creative?

Mind you, I like metal and that wasn't directed at ANYONE in particular.... *wink wink*

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 7:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Red writes:

Hahahahahahaha, that was a piece of work. I was not so surprised when they announced that Layne died. I was surprised that he made it for so long with that freaking drug addiction. And I still imagine all the things they could have done if he decided to get clean. but he made it pretty clear from the get go that he was an addict and that he didn't want to be cured of it. Still, he was a great singer that nobody can duplicate. He the way he and Jerry Cantrell sang together was so eerie but beautiful at the same time.

And I used to dislike MTV unplugged until I heard AIC's performance and I bought the album. one of the last shows Layne did. It was great but also painful because you could see he was in a bad shape. His skin was greyish, his eyes hollow and his teeth all grinded...

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 8:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. That_One_Guy writes:

Yeah, he was in bad shape, but that was still a great performance.

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Kalis_wrath writes:

Yeah, Layne's death was not a schock, so much as it was tragic. A fan of A.I.C that saw Layne shortly before he died said that his skin was truly the color of pee! I wanted a miracle come back, but we all know how that turned out. :(

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 8:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Fuck A Name writes:

Kurt Cobain was a Metallica fan?! No Way!!!!

Does this f***ing matter? I love Iron Maiden, Queen, NWA, and Meshuggah, but nothing I produce musically sounds anything like them. And besides, I don't think Bruce d***inson would appreciate being called an influence for a band(mine) with a song called "If I were Jesus...."

I really didn't wonder at all if he was a fan, I mean, who DIDN'T listen to Metallica in the 90's?

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# Sep 30, 2008 @ 9:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. That_One_Guy writes:

Lol, I love that Bruce d***inson's name always gets censored..

HOLY BRUCE d***INSON!

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 9:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hahaha! I am glad I am not the only one that still gets a kick out of that T.O.G!

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 9:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^There is absolutely nothing funny about that man's name. Now shut your mouths or I will be forced to slap you with my Bruce d***inson.

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. That_One_Guy writes:

Lmao.

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Kalis_wrath writes:

*LMAO* Thanks for the healthy laugh F.A.N! That was a classic MU moment! Now put your Bruce d***enson away! There are young eyes in here!

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. That_One_Guy writes:

Lol, probably not. I think we're the only 3 people on this site right now, lol.

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 9:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Red writes:

Hahahahaha, I love that Bruce d***inson's thing. There should be a guy named c***burn that is popular as well, that would make it even better.

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46. That_One_Guy writes:

Lol, that'd be classic.

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47. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hey Red! How are you? Are you as stoked as I, that tommrow is October, 1st?

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48. Kalis_wrath writes:

d***INSON!

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49. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Even a week later, it's still funny.^

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# Oct 4, 2008 @ 5:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. Kalis_wrath writes:

That it is! I needed to do something to make myself laugh.

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51. SuhkkMaiKhaulk writes:

GOD DAMMIT KURT KOBAIN SUCKED BUTTHOLES WUT IS UP WID DAT GRUNJ CRAP ANYWAY. DEF LEPPARD 4 PREZIDENT!!!

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52. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^you bash Nirvana, then praise Def Leppard? Huh?

# Oct 19, 2008 @ 3:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. ZT writes:

Holy sh**, this thread is still relevent?

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