Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has confirmed that he and his bandmates have discussed working on new music while in quarantine.
Hammett says, "We have weekly check-ins, and the dialogue has been steered towards what we're going to be doing in the immediate future, and I've been using this time to go through all my musical ideas that I've come up with. In the last three or four years, it's over 600 ideas. It's taken me a couple of months to go through it all.
There's a lot we can do remotely, but I really think that we all need to be together in the same room, to really create some really, really, really great songs and music. The magic really happens when we're all in the same room, breathing the same air, even though that can be deadly."
Back in 2014, Hammett lost his iPhone which he said contained hundreds of riff ideas for the band, which resulted in Hammet not being credited on any of the songs on Metallica’s last studio album "Hardwired…To Self-Destruct" which was released in late 2016..