Metallica songwriter loses iPhone packing 250 new riffs

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This'll teach you to back up your iPhone. Photo: Metallica/Cult of Mac
This'll teach you to back up your iPhone. Photo: Metallica/Cult of Mac

Metallica lead guitarist and songwriter Kirk Hammett has lost his super-valuable iPhone. No, it’s not one of those gold-plated ones favored by celebrities like Justin Bieber — it’s the iPhone on which he’d stored 250 riffs for the band’s next album.

In terms of money lost, this has to make you feel better about that time you dropped your iPhone in the bath, right?

“I put riffs on my iPhone, but something very unfortunate happened to me about six months ago,” Hammett told a podcast host. “I lost my iPhone [containing] 250 musical ideas. And I was crushed. It didn’t get backed up … I can only remember, like, eight of [the riffs].”

Not only is this a damning reminder of why we should all back up our information (all the more so if it has the potential to make or cost you millions of dollars), it’s also the second time Apple has indirectly contributed to challenges faced by Metallica.

When the band released its album, ‘Death Magnetic’ in 2008, the distorted sound of numerous tracks was blamed on the mastering process, specifically carried out for those who listen to music on their iPods.

Let’s hope this doesn’t tip the band over the edge into Android fandom.

Source: Jasta Show

Via: Blabbermouth