Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett says he'd like to pursue a solo album "when it feels right."
“I have so much material sitting around that’s obviously not Metallica stuff, and that pile gets bigger and bigger. One of these days when it feels right…” he said. “I still feel I have so much to give Metallica. When that feels more complete, maybe I’ll think about doing that other stuff.”
So would it still be Metal?
He went on to, “It would not look like a metal album at all. It’ll be something so weird and far-ranging in styles, but cohesive at the same time. I wouldn’t be surprised if all of us did some solo, independent, autonomous sort of thing. I think it’s healthy, and if anything, when you come back to the band you’d come back with more enthusiasm. It’d feel like going on a little camping trip, and it’s always good to come back home to a nice warm bed!”
Gotta say, I'd definitely look forward to hearing something like that! Go Kirk, Go!