Ernie Ball, along with Guitar Center and Musician’s Friend, have launched a concert sure to please any Metallica fan (or any music fan really), the Hetfield + Hammet Experience. Offering a once-in-a-lifetime chance to Fly to Metallica HQ and hang with the legendary guitar duo. Details below.
The contest runs through October 31. Three 3 Grand Prize Winners will get once-in-a-lifetime chance to fly to Metallica Headquarters in northern California and hang with James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett.
Winners will also take home their choice of a Hetfield or Hammett Signature ESP Guitar as well as an Ernie Ball Prize Pack complete with their favorite gauge of Slinky guitar strings and other prizes.
“I have to say that HQ is kinda like NASA. You need the right credentials to get in, you need to know the right codes to get through the door. There are constantly people around making sure that whoever is there is there for a purpose. It’s pretty tight because it’s like the brain control…the mission control for all things Metallica.”
Hetfield also commented:
“This is a pretty cool opportunity to get into Metallica’s creative space and see what it is, why it is, and what is in there that inspires us. For me, as a fan of other bands, it would’ve been pretty awesome to have shown up in Phil Lynott’s writing space. This is gonna be a very special moment for whoever gets to show up at HQ.”
Ernie Ball President Brian Ball added:
“To have artists like Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield trust our strings for over 35 years is something the Ernie Ball family is incredibly thankful and proud of. It also means our strings have been along for the epic ride of ‘Seek & Destroy,’ ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls,’ ‘Sad But True’ and many of the band’s biggest hits. We’re excited about this contest and looking forward to connecting the band and a few lucky fans in a special way.”
Fans can enter Ernie Ball’s “Hetfield + Hammett Experience” by purchasing qualifying packs of Ernie Ball Strings at Guitar Center or from Musician’s Friend, then entering the codes found inside the packs at www.ernieball.com/metallica for a chance to win.