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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Has the Best Weed, Says The Sword Guitarist


When it comes to rock stars and their weed, one might assume that with power and money comes potent (and expensive) Mary Jane. One might assume correctly, according to The Sword guitarist Kyle Shutt, who claims that Metallica’s Kirk Hammett has some of the best weed he’s ever smoked.

Speaking to The Metal Injection Livecast, Shutt was asked which artist who’s gotten him high over the course of the band’s nearly 20-year-long career had the stickiest icky… and his answer, without hesitation, was Metallica’s resident wah-abuser: “Kirk Hammett! He had this shit called Romulan one time, which was, probably, the best weed I ever smoked.” He then went on to share a funny story involving some particularly stinky sensimilla The Sword had once while on tour with Metallica:

“We got a bag of weed one time called ‘God’s Gift,’ and it was the stinkiest weed ever. When we were on tour with Metallica, they didn’t really care what we did, but they would usually put our dressing room far away from their’s, so we could whatever we wanted. Smoke weed, and they wouldn’t bother us.”.

“But if it ever was a venue where our dressing rooms were wall-to-wall attached to each other, they would just ask that we didn’t smoke in our dressing room, so that no smoke would get in their room and bother them. And, we were totally respectful of that. No bones about it.”

“So we had this bag of ‘God’s Gift,’ we weren’t even smoking it. We were just hanging out backstage, breaking it up, to take all the stems out. They came and knocked on our door like, ‘Hey guys, you know you can’t smoke in here, what are you doing?’ And we’re like, ‘We’re not even smoking it, we’re just breaking it up,’ and they looked at the weed and they were like… ‘Wow… anyway, would you mind taking that outside?’”

Shutt also gave props to Clutch for the quality of their ganj, adding “but that goes without saying. Those guys are made out of weed.”

You can listen to the full chat right here.

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