Metallica's Kirk Hammett Shrugs Off Popularity Polls

(Classic Rock) Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett says he doesn't pay attention to his elevated status in popularity polls as he's just a "shy, nerdy kid" at heart who stumbled across something he was good at.

And he says his early experiences in life mean he's content with putting this trust in his own abilities. He tells Metal Sucks: "I just try and be the best guitar player I can, the best band member that I can possibly be. Stuff like polls, it doesn't really make that much difference to me. It seems like a popularity contest to me.

"Ever since I was a kid, I've always been really good at losing popularity contests. So to all of a sudden start winning these contests as an adult, I kind of know better.

"I'm like the classic case of a shy, nerdy kid who just wanted to play guitar and just found that he could do something really well. And I just took it." Read more here.

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