Kirk Hammett

Active - 2003 - Present  |   Born - Nov 18, 1962 in San Francisco, CA, United States  |   Genres - Music [nf], Culture & Society [nf]

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  • Is half-Filipino as his mother is from the Philippines. His father is Irish.
  • Was a victim of bullying when in high school.
  • First picked up a guitar when he was 15.
  • Member of the band Metallica since 1983.
  • Was earlier associated with the band Exodus which opened for Metallica in 1982 and 1983 .
  • Was ranked 11th in Rolling Stone's list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and 15th in Joel McIver's list of 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists.
  • Is obsessed with horror and has a large collection of horror memorabilia. He has documented it in his coffee table book "Too Much Horror Business—The Kirk Hammett Collection" which he released on 1 October 2012.
  • Was the brain behind "Kirk Von Hammett's Fear FestEvil" that was held in February 2014 that featured among other things live music performances and signings.