Metallica’s lead guitarist Kirk Hammett says “playing the guitar is his cure for anxiety and stress”
Kirk Hammett of Metallica says playing the guitar is his cure for anxiety and stress.
In an advert for guitar string creator Ernie Ball, Hammett examines his dependence on music with regards to managing the ordinary ills of life.Download Our App
Hammett says: “If I’m bummed out, I’ll go to my guitar. A lot of times when I’m really stressed out or I’m dealing with anxiety, I’ll just play until I calm down.
“When I have this feeling inside that needs to get out, the guitar helps that feeling. It’s a creative tool, but on the other hand, it’s also a rehabilitative, emotional, spiritual tool that I use to feed my inner self.”
The 53-year-old additionally considers how his youth adore for Kiss and Jimi Hendrix drove him to take up the guitar and in the long run go ahead to frame what might get to be one of the greatest music groups on the planet.
The full video meeting can be seen underneath.