This yr’s Guns N’ Roses tour, but it surely’s still unclear if or when the reunite going to produce any new music — and from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett‘s viewpoint, once a music group stops creating, they have lost one thing really crucial.
The topic came up throughout a latest Los Angeles Times profile on Metallica, by which the group’s present activity — including their soon-to-be-released new album, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct — is held up in stark contrast to the wave of different acts from their era who’ve retired, passed away, or are touring behind older materials. That latter band at the moment includes Guns N’ Roses, which Hammett thinks is a bummer.Download Our App
“Sadly,” he told the Times, “they’ve turned into somewhat of a nostalgia act, which to me is sort of unhappy.”
“I don’t want to suppose we’re attempting to stay younger by writing new stuff, however it makes us really feel relevant,” added frontman James Hetfield. “It makes us really feel like we are still progressing.”
Of course, veteran acts have turned away from recording new materials in recent times for any variety of causes, including dwindling overall sales across the record industry and the at all times difficult prospect of living as much as one’s own previous work. That is a struggle Metallica are intimately accustomed to, however they insist proudly owning their very own label — and the challenges of figuring out find out how to finest take advantage of the brand new digital landscape — have energized them throughout their Hardwired era.
“I mean, God,” added James Hetfield. “If you love what you do, why stop doing it?”
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