We wanted to offer something new to our audience. I hate it when bands stop taking chances.
More Quotes from Kirk Hammett:I would have to say I'm bored with the standard rock, guitar solos, but I've done it for five albums now, and this time I wanted to go in a completely different direction. I wasn't interested in showing off any more.
I'm very fortunate to be doing the thing I do best, which is play guitar. There aren't many other things I could do.
I don't think success has changed us as people at all. We are the same lunatics that we were when this band first got going. We never see ourselves as being on a higher level than our fans.
I love this pedal to death. The only way you could keep me from playing one is by chopping off my legs!
I didn't want to fall into the trap of competing with all these other great guitar players. I just want to sidestep the whole thing and get out of the race.
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