Kirk Hammett Quotes

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Kirk Hammett Quotes

One thing Ive noticed over the years is that young players - I mean 10- and 12-year-olds - really like my guitar style. Theres something in my guitar style that they totally can latch onto and learn quickly, and then go from there to your Yngwie Malmsteens or your Steve Vais or whatever.
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A life lived unexplored is a life not worth living.

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I've learned that there's a signature Metallica sound, and if we stray too far from that, our fans get impatient, or they just don't understand, or they miss the point. And I'm not saying that's a good thing or a bad thing; it's just something we have to contend with.

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We wanted to offer something new to our audience. I hate it when bands stop taking chances.

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After months of playing air guitar to 'Free Bird', what really got me into guitar was watching a documentary about Jimi Hendrix and picking up the Woodstock soundtrack. Listening to his version of 'Star Spangled Banner' and 'Purple Haze.' My brother played acoustic guitar and, idolising him, I thought, 'I'm going to get a guitar.'

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I was really, really wild in my early twenties and a bit self-destructive.

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Guitar players in the nineties seem to be reacting against the technique oriented eighties.

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For a while I was collecting Satan and devil stuff - you know, anything that had to do with old Beelzebub or Lucifer. But I had to put the brakes on it, because there's a lot of stuff out there, and the collection was just growing too quickly.

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Guitar playing is both extremely easy for me and extremely difficult for me at the same time.

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I'm death obsessed. You know, I have death all over my house. I have a stuffed two headed sheep!

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Musically, there's a movement called the flatted fifth that's really evil-sounding. It was outlawed by the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages. That movement is what gives you a real evil sound that conjures up dark, fantastic images. It's like an audio horror movie. It personifies what a horror movie is about.

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The movie 'Black Cat,' from 1934, is one of my favorite movies.

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I've always been attracted to the darker things in life. I was never one to go for light, airy stuff, even as a child. My whole aesthetic has always been one of the darker side. That rings true also in my tastes in music. It's just always something I've gravitated to naturally.

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Ampeg made incredible guitar heads in the early Nineties and then stopped. And I don't know why. The one we used had a nice clean, warm sound, and it blended well with the other amps that were in the studio.

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The main riff for 'SandMan' was just something I wrote one night.

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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.

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