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Born: 1963-03-04
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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'I don't want to grow up,' Tom Waits said it. I live it. I put myself in a position to be a kid as long as I want to. I play loud music and scream for a living.

Tags: Living, Music, Put

The past is where its supposed to be.

Tags: Past, Supposed

Metallica is going to be one of those bands you look back on in the year 2008, that people will still listen to the way I still listen to Zeppelin and Sabbath albums.

Tags: Listen, Sabbath, Year

To look for some kind of insight or meaning in pop songs is not really - well there's plenty of other places where you should probably look first before you start looking for it in a pop song.

Tags: Looking, Song, Start

When I came into Metallica, I had to do justice to Cliff's work, but I also had to put my own signature on it. No one could be Cliff Burton; Cliff Burton was the Jimi Hendrix of bass.

Tags: Justice, Put, Work

All I want you to do is rock. That'll be forever, man.

Tags: Forever, Rock

I don't play video games.

Tags: Games, Video

I play the real instruments. I don't waste my time with anything else.

Tags: Else, Real, Time

I tell you very honestly, 1 billion percent, I have never regretted leaving Metallica.

Tags: Leaving, Percent, Tell

I thought I'd do something nice for the band... I'll hang myself.

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A couple years ago I was going to back off and actually thought about retiring, but it keeps calling me back, and I'm going to keep going back as long as it calls me. I really think it has something to do with the good vibes that I feel I've spread through my performance and through the time that I've spent with fans.

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After playing with Rob Zombie, I was ready to go, 'OK, this is as far as I'm taking this bass-playing thing. This is the end of the road.' I was ready to kind of hang it up.

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I ended up gettin' a little Gibson amp and a bass, because of Gene Simmons of Kiss. Myself and three other kids would pretend to be Kiss - I liked Gene the best.

Tags: Best, Kids, Kiss

I'm busier than a busy person. People aren't scared to play this raucous, harsh music over radio speakers, so I think it's the perfect time to get in with some real serious, heavy bands.

Tags: Busy, Music, Time

It all has to do with art - writing, painting, things I've done for a long time but just never had enough time to pursue. I have poetry - things that are designed for songs, but they're always poems first.

Tags: Art, Poetry, Time