Kirk Hammett makes cocky statement, pisses off musicians everywhere

Posted by on February 15, 2016

kirkhammettA member of Metallica is making headlines again. Shocking. This time, it’s guitarist Kirk Hammett. In a recent interview with Music Radar to promote his KHDK guitar pedal line, he said something that has people pretty pissed:

“We’re all very inspired and very, very excited about this. I think it’s the first time you’ll see a pedal company actually being driven by an actual guitar player, like Tom Scholz and Rockman – I really don’t know of any other guitar players out there who are actually making pedals.”

If you’re thinking that’s a bit of an overstatement (or an outright lie), you’d be right. Technically, anyone who’s ever made a pedal is a musician, as MetalSucks rightfully pointed out. But before we start hating on Kirk, realize he probably meant a large-scale success guitarist, like himself. While it’s still cocky, and totally not okay, it is a slight difference than how it comes off.

A plus side out of all this, a hilarious Twitter shitstorm.

via [MetalSucks]

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