In a close-up view, thanks to a camera set up on or near his pedalboard, video shows Hammett performing his blistering solo to the Hardwired… To Self-Destruct track “Moth Into Flame”, putting his all into it, before the fateful slip and fall.
The guitarist posted the video himself on his Twitter account, writing, “Ummm — I slipped on my wet wah pedal. It rained so much I felt like I was playing guitar in the shower.” Watch below:
— Kirk Hammett (@KirkHammett) May 8, 2019
Metallica recently kicked off a European tour with Ghost that will run in series of brief legs through August, playing only six or seven shows each month. In September, the band will play a pair of “S&M2” performances with the San Francisco Symphony, followed by a fall tour of Australia and New Zealand with Slipknot. Tickets for Metallica’s upcoming shows are available here.