Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Doesn’t Understand Why Music Doesn’t Embrace Guitars Anymore

The guitar has really fallen out of fashion in popular music . . . and not surprisingly, METALLICA guitarist KIRK HAMMETT doesn't like it.  He's hoping it's just a fad.

In an interview with "Metal Hammer", he said, quote, "People seem to be seeing the guitar in a different light, and passing them up for [effing] samplers and whatnot.  Maybe it's a sign of the times.

"Like all instruments, there's a time when it goes out of fashion.  In the early-'80s, the guitar wasn't as popular as it became again in the mid-'80s . . .

"We'll see what happens, as far as enthusiasm is concerned, with the actual act of making music with a guitar."

He also said that he did NOT like that Metallica intentionally dropped guitar solos from their 2003 album "St. Anger".

Kirk eventually wants to do a solo album, and he says, quote, "[It's] not Metallica stuff . . . it'd not look like a metal album at all.  It'll be something so weird and far-ranging."
The guitar has really fallen out of fashion in popular music . . . and not surprisingly, METALLICA guitarist KIRK HAMMETT doesn’t like it.  He’s hoping it’s just a fad. In an interview with “Metal Hammer”, he said, quote, “People seem to be seeing the guitar in a different light, and passing them up for [effing] samplers and whatnot.  Maybe it’s a sign of the times. “Like all instruments, there’s a time when it goes out of fashion.  In the early-’80s, the guitar wasn’t as popular as it became again in the mid-’80s . . . “We’ll see what happens, as far as enthusiasm is concerned, with the actual act of making music with a guitar.” He also said that he did NOT like that Metallica intentionally dropped guitar solos from their 2003 album “St. Anger”. Kirk eventually wants to do a solo album, and he says, quote, “[It’s] not Metallica stuff . . . it’d not look like a metal album at all.  It’ll be something so weird and far-ranging.”

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