Friday, October 30, 2015

Metallica's Kirk Hammett: "We have songs, and we are recording them, so that's a good sign"


Metallica's Kirk Hammett was recently interviewed by HeavyMetalAbout.com. You can read some excerpts below.


About if it's "freeing" for Metallica to be at the point in its career where the band doesn't have to record new albums and is able to do it when they want and how they want, Hammett responded: "Absolutely. One always wants to work at the pace that they're most comfortable at. It's been about, what, seven or eight years since our last album? It doesn't feel like that to me, but I know it is."

He continued: "Our first three albums came out our first three years, and for some reason that boggles my mind nowadays. Back then, it was just what everyone did. New year, new album and tour. Even a generation before that it was every six months a new album and tour. So, having said all that, taking seven or eight years between albums is a lot of time, but we've filled it up with other things, like making a movie, making an album with Lou Reed, going on tour pretty regularly."

Hammett added: "Let me just say that I'm grateful that we're at a point where we can put out an album at our own pace, because there's just so much other stuff that takes up Metallica time that's maybe not as equally as important, but just as relevant.

"So, the answer to your question is yeah, it's great being able to work at your own pace, and still be able to be a father and be a husband, and everything else that comes in the wake of that. We have songs, and we are recording them, so that's a good sign."