Metallica’s lead guitarist Kirk Hammett talked about the meaning of music during a recent appearance on the Metal Hammer podcast.
Metallica is considered the best metal band in the world. Not only because of their record-breaking album sales and numerous awards but also for introducing metal in the mainstream and the era they have created.
Even though Metallica has lots of trophies and awards such as Grammys, it seems like the band doesn’t really care about getting so many achievements as the lead guitarist said in the conversation.
According to Kirk, music should create a connection between the people and bring everybody together. As Kirk said, the music should be all about celebration and sharing emotions.
Furthermore, Kirk touched upon the importance of creating good music. By reflecting the mentality that the band has, Kirk showed once again why Metallica is the most famous and successful metal band in the world.
Kirk Hammett said the following about the meaning of music in the interview:
“Music should bring everyone together, it should be a celebration. That’s what music is about. It’s not about selling albums or getting Grammys, it’s about putting out good music and helping the situation with that music.”
Further in the conversation, Kirk also talked about the upcoming album of Metallica and said he hopes that it will bring all people together, especially during these tough times.