Metallica Would Haveve Never Been The Same…
It comes as no surprise when I say that Soundgarden were (and are) probably the most iconic and influential bands of ever time. You can ask just about any rock artist from almost and genre and time period and they’ll tell you simply how influential Soundgarden were.
As were are just days after the tragic passing of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, many have come out of the woodwork to give their thoughts on the person and his music. One of them being Hammett of Metallica.Download Our App
Kirk Hammett on how Soundgarden inspired him to write one of the bands’s most iconic riffs, Enter Sandman: “Soundgarden had just put out Louder Than Love. I was attempting to capture their attitude toward big, heavy riffs. It was two o’clock in the morning. I put it on tape and didn’t think about it. When Lars Ulrich heard the riff, he mentioned, ‘That’s really great, however repeat the first part 4 times.’ It was that suggestion that made it even more hooky.”
Arguably Metallica’s most recognizable riff, Enter Sandman would be the driving force behind The Black Album’s success selling nicely over 16 million copies around the globe. That’s crazy, and of course, it is all thanks to Soundgarden!