Former Metallica bassist Ron McGovney criticized the IRS and Biden administration for requiring people to report sales of over $600 for things they sell on eBay or even from their garage, revealing that he has made over $600, so he’ll have to report this income. He later deleted the tweet after some pushback from fans.
Kirk Hammett is set to release ‘Portals’ Solo Instrumental EP
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett recently recorded “Portals”. It is a four-song instrumental EP, and will be celebrating Record Store Day with its worldwide release exclusively at your favorite local independent retailer and in the Met Store on Saturday, April 23. It has been announced that it will be Available across digital platforms, on CD, and as an ocean blue vinyl EP (including a download card). Fans will be able to pick up a copy at your friendly local record store that day or place an order on Metallica.com to be delivered to your front door just as soon as the postman can get there.
Hammett recently spoke about the album. Here is what he said: “Initially, before I even had the idea for a solo EP, I was inspired by the need to create some sort of soundtrack music to accompany The Kirk Hammett Collection for the first ‘It’s Alive’ exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, 2017. I wanted to conceive music to play on a loop in the background as people walked through the exhibit. I sat down one night with a progression, and before I knew it, all the parts were there for ‘Maiden And The Monster’.
“The initial concept for ‘Portals’ started with that one song. Following that, I realized I could create different soundtrack moments. These songs are what I call ‘audio cinematic’; I’m creating sounds and pieces of music for the movies playing in my head. Hopefully they’ll create movies in other people’s heads in a similar fashion,” added Hammett.