Lead guitarist of Metallica, Kirk Hammett spoke in an interview with Radio 21 and he explained that what would he do if Metallica ended. Here’s the statement:

I don’t see myself stopping. Whether the band stops or not – I’d have to accept that. But I’m not gonna stop! [Chuckles]

If the band stops for any reason, I’d probably still go on. But having said that, I see us all going on as long as physically possible.

All of us have problems with our working parts – I have problems with my knees, wrists, elbows, shoulders, and it’s all because of playing.

James has problems, Lars has problems, Rob has problems, they’re all physical. As long as we can overcome those physical obstacles, get onstage and play songs like ‘Fight Fire With Fire’ or ‘Hardwired,’ we’ll still be around.


I love the fact that the Stones are still going; I love the fact that Charlie Watts is almost 80 years old. I saw Buddy Guy about 2 months ago, he is 80 years old! Those two 80-year-old guys are still doing it well – if they can do it, why can’t I?

I don’t wanna retire! I want to be able to play guitar, write music and perform as long as I possibly can. I always want to grow as an artist, I always want to create and perform.”

Recent days, speaking in an interview made by Rock Baltimore, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich explained that what will happens to Metallica without James Hetfield or himself. You can reach his comment on this subject, from here.

Click here to listen Kirk Hammett’s entire interview with Radio 21.