Gary Holt

EXODUS/SLAYER. Gary Holt on Kirk Hammett teaching him his first chords; Kirk leaving Exodus for Metallica; the early days of the Bay Area thrash scene; "Creeping Death" and the old Exodus song "Die By His Hand"; the magic right hand of James Hetfield; the Big 4; Paul Baloff; honoring the Jeff Hanneman in Slayer; the next Exodus album; and more. has details about our guests, plus deep dives into Metallica history, with flyers, photos, YouTube video playlists, and more. Follow @ryandowney on Twitter and visit

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