Ernie Ball put together a cool video (pronounced "content marketing") with Kirk Hammett from Metallica.  He talks about the first guitar he got (Fender Stratocaster) and early influences like Jimi Hendrix, Eddie VH, Thin Lizzy and UFO.

He considers playing guitar almost a type of meditation...apparently not a "yoga mat/sound of the ocean" type of meditation.

He plays several early 'Tallica songs by himself.  A nice way to hear the intricacies of his playing. It's not covered up by vocals or drums.

Worth a watch!