If I hadn't had music in my life, it's quite possible I'd be dead and I'd much rather be alive.
I'd like to have a beer-holder on my guitar like they have on boats.
A lot of modern amps and preamps sound great when you're jamming by yourself, but don't hold up in a band situation. The sound isn't dense enough, and the lows and highs tend to get soaked up by the bass and cymbals.
My live sound does not work in the studio, which is a completely different animal. Every little thing is detrimental to the sound. And if someone moves a mic, you've lost it. It's pretty much a case of 'lock the door and set up a police line.'
I like playing music because it's a good living and I get satisfaction from it. But I can't feed my family with satisfaction.
I'd much rather talk about guitar playing. I hate it when people ask me about my lyrics. I always feel like telling them to just go and read them.
I've discovered that sheer quantity doesn't necessarily make for a heavier sound; if anything, overdubs make guitars sound mushier.
Just like the poles of a magnet, some people are drawn to death and others are repulsed by it, but we all have to deal with it.
I'm married to Metallica.
There is something powerful in Metallica, a will, a drive.
There is one Metallica. We have many styles, it's called Metallica.
Metallica is a wonderful key to have on my key ring. I can go anywhere - it's great.
I'm always feeling like I don't belong, no matter where I am. So I'm just searching for a family nonstop, and sometimes I find it in the mosh pit, sometimes I find it when I'm doing some French TV show with the president's wife.
Most of my guitars have been instruments that look cool. I'm not picky. I never think, 'Oh, this neck isn't made of ebony,' or, 'These strings don't feel correct.' It doesn't matter too much.
Nothing's really a prized possession except my family, you know?