Post Malone totally knows Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett now, as evidenced by a new Instagram pic posted by the legendary metal shredder. It would appear that Posty attended a recent Metallica gig and met Hammett backstage.

Which would make sense, considering we know Malone's a fan of the classic thrash act, having covered the group in the past. He's also apparently a fan of heavy grooves in general, after what seemed to be a steady childhood diet of metalcore.

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"They call him @PostMalone," Hammett captioned the pic of the duo. "Hope you enjoyed the show man." It's appended with the hashtag #MetInFresno on Twitter, which, you know, we assume means they met in Fresno, California. Check it out:


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They call him @postmalone. Hope you enjoyed the show man ??

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Is this the first ever meeting of Post Malone and Metallica's Kirk Hammett? It would appear so, judging by the musician's description of the visit. Metallica wrapped up the 2018 run of the WorldWired tour at Fresno's Save Mart Center on Sunday.

Check Metallica's early 2019 dates below.

Metallica dates:

01/18/19 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
01/20/19 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
01/22/19 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena
01/24/19 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
01/28/19 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
01/30/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
02/01/19 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
02/28/19 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
03/02/19 – Lubbock, TX @ United Supermarkets Arena
03/04/19 – Wichita, KS @ Intrust Bank Arena
03/06/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
03/09/19 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
03/11/19 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
03/13/19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena

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