Per-Olov Kindgren: Metallica: Nothing else matters

Here’s classical guitarist Per-Olov Kindgren performing the Metallica song “Nothing Else Matters.”

Well what matters is, of all the songs Per-Olov Kindgren could have performed (and did), this is one that got a ton of views….  Why?

Well, it’s popular for one thing and Per-Olov Kindgren is an excellent guitarist. And if you think this video got a lot of views (over a million), his Stairway to Heaven is triple the amount.

So what have we learned today?

Practice your whole life playing difficult classical pieces, then throw up some popular rock/pop songs and become a hit on YouTube!

Well, you got to wonder if that’s what Per-Olov Kindgren had in mind?

Here’s what he wrote for the YouTube description:

“NEW CD! I am proud to announce the release of my second solo album called “Distant Love”. Please go to my web site at for sound samples. Free shipping all over the world! 

This is something I did for my students that didn’t want to play Bach 🙂
It’s only the intro to the song!

I am also proud to announce that my arrangements, compositions and transcriptions are now available for purchase/download at It is still growing so if you don’t find a piece, it will be there soon. Please be patient…”


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