We have Mrs. Smith fever here at the Metal Injection studios. Mrs. Smith paid us a visit two weeks ago to hype up her big wah-off with known-abuser-of-the-wah, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett. The wah-off happened last night and it looked like quite the night.
Overall, the whole battle took about seven minutes and went back and forth between the two shredders before, finally, Kirk, couldn't take it any more, took off his guitar and said “I can’t compete with that!” Kirk forfeited the battle to the newly crowned Queen of Wah, Mrs. Smith. Fan footage of the battle has surfaced:
The battle took place at The Senate in Columbia, SC, right before Kirk performed with his side project, The Wedding Band. The group also features his bandmate Robert Trujillo, Ugly Kid Joe singer Whitfield Crane, Doc Coyle of Bad Wolves. Here's a clip of that performance, including their rendition of "War Pigs."