Everyone has different opinions on what makes a guitar player good. Are their riffs heavy? Can they solo at the speed of light? Machine Gun Kelly doesn't think being able to shred necessarily makes a guitarist good — he thinks it's more about the feelings the playing invoke.
Explaining his stance to Kerrang!, MGK cited Nirvana's Kurt Cobain as a major influence on him when he was growing up. “Some of us are just fuck-ups who look normal and wear shitty clothes because we can’t afford good ones, and we’re angry and we just wanna take out our angst and shit with a guitar," he said. "I’m not inspired by how good you are, it’s almost like the opposite. I wanna feel you.”