Reb Beach On Hammett: ‘He’s A Terrible Guitarist’
Guitarist Reb Beach – pictured here with Whitesnake’s David Coverdale – has launched a stinging attack on Kirk Hammett, claiming that the Metallica guitarist “sucks”.
Talking to Classic Rock Revisited, the Whitesnake/Winger six-stringer says:
“Back in the 80s, he was always voted best guitar player, and I’m like, ‘What?! That guy is terrible.’ I hate to say that because I might meet him one day.
“What’s he play in? Megadeth? Metallica? Is he in Metallica? Oh, then I have no problem doing that because in their biggest video, Nothing Else Matters, when they threw darts at a poster of Kip Winger, and then they showed it live — 20,000 people every night laughing at Winger — I don’t mind saying that Kirk Hammett sucks.”
So, what do you reckon? Is Beach right? Or is he just pissed off about the dart-throwing? Tell us below.