Saturday, May 7, 2016

Metallica's Kirk Hammett Joins Elton in Vegas

METALLICA's Kirk Hammett joined Elton John on stage this past Saturday night, April 30 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada to perform "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting".

Hammett later wrote on his Instagram account: " It was an honor and extreme privilege to share the stage with such a legend. Thanks, Elton John!"

He added: "Davey Johnstone is a great guitarist and it was an honor to play with him. I had first seen him play during Alice Cooper's Madhouse Rock Tour [in] 1979 and he kicked major ass!!!"

Hammett told Canadian journalist Mitch Lafon that Elton John was one of several rock artists who had a huge influence on him when he first discovered music. He said: "When I was a young kid… I had decided to make a point of going out to the record store and buying albums from artists that I heard on the radio. It was Elton John, it was David Bowie, it was KISS, it was THIN LIZZY and it was LED ZEPPELIN."

- Blabber Mouth

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