Kirk Hammett discussed Metallica’s 40th anniversary and their future in a new conversation with George Kontos.
“Man, it’s crazy when I think about four decades ’cause I swear to God, it seems like just yesterday that we were on a tour bus somewhere in the middle of America, just trying to keep up with everything.
“And nowadays it’s just… 40 years passed so quickly. It’s amazing.
“What’s truly amazing now is the fact that I still feel like we haven’t really peaked, we’re still real hungry, we still wanna make music, we still care about music, we still care about each other.
“I don’t see any signs of us slowing down, man, ’cause we have stuff that we wanna do.”
Bassist Robert Trujillo added, “You know, what’s insane about all this is that there’s no shortage of musical ideas and riffs and grooves and bass lines.
“A lot of times when bands have been around that long, there is a shortage – people run out of ideas – and we have the opposite problem, we’ve got too many ideas. So it’s a good problem to have.”