Tonight caught up with Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett for a Q&A and asked if he ever thought that 25 years later he would still be playing to sellout crowds. “I was telling James [Hetfield] today that I think we are in it for the long haul,” Hammett said. “I can’t see us stopping any time soon. When I started playing guitar I just wanted to play my guitar well. Growing up I loved Jimi Hendrix, Led Zepplin, Aerosmith, Kiss. I just wanted to be a great guitar player. When Metallica started we were the outlaws, the rebels. No one wanted to have anything to do with us. We were too harsh and thought of as the lowliest of the low. All those beginning years we thought we were never getting anywhere or making an impact. Then one day we woke up and it was like, ‘Oh my God – we’re famous; everyone knows us’.”
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