"I've got tons of friends that are either musicians or artists or someone who are creative and putting stuff out there.
"I just tell 'em, 'Don't read the comments - just don't. Unless you're feeling a little more secure in yourself these days.'
"'Cause most of us artists are pretty fragile, insecure people, and we get up there and the music makes us feel strong and good.
"But other times when people... someone says something about the lyrics, and it's just, 'Ouch! That went right in my heart, dude!'
"So I tell you, when you read that stuff, you can't believe it - you just can't.
"Most people - it's really easy just to hit 'Send' - I know that.
"But we also do get a lot of great comments out there that kind of work themselves out. It's like throwing a couple of pitbulls in a room - they work it out.
"Especially on the Metallica site, they have people... it goes back and forth. And as long as there's passion, that's all that matters, really."
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