Hang with James and Kirk at HQ!

Sep 7, 2017

What do James and Kirk do when they’re not on tour?  Hang out at HQ!  And now you have the chance to hang with them!  In conjunction with our friends at Ernie Ball, makers of fine guitar strings and instrument accessories, three lucky winners will be coming to the San Francisco Bay Area to spend the day with James and Kirk at HQ AND get their choice of a Hetfield or Hammett Signature ESP LTD Guitar.

The contest launches today, September 7th, and runs through October 31, 2017.  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 for a chance to win. 

Visit the studio where St. Anger, Death Magnetic and Hardwired…To Self-Destruct were written and/or recorded and mixed, check out the control room, jam room and all the guitars and memorabilia that you may have see on video once or twice (!) with James and Kirk as your own personal tour guides.  Grill James and Kirk about their inspirations, what it’s like to be on tour, what they’re listening to these days and how they spend their off time... and we’re sure you have a few questions of your own!  Again, check out all the details and enter those codes at

*Small print: Sorry, the contest is open to U.S .residents only.