Kirk Hammett

Kirk Hammett

 

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Kirk Lee Hammett (born November 18, 1962) is an American musician who has been lead guitarist and a contributing songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica since 1983. Before joining Metallica he formed and named the band Exodus. In 2003, Hammett was ranked 11th on Rolling Stone's list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.[1] In 2009, Hammett was ranked number 15 in Joel McIver's book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists.[2][3][4]

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Metallica
 
Spawn
 
Spawn is a 1997 American supernatural superhero horror film based on the comic book character of the same name.
Death Magnetic
 
Death Magnetic is the ninth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on September 12, 2008 through Warner Bros.
Metallica
 
Metallica (commonly known as The Black Album) is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica.

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Hear Kirk Hammett Shred on Explosive New Michael Schenker Track "Heart and Soul"
  –  February 10, 2018
Founded last year, Schenker's latest band reunites the German musician with various singers and musicians ... Below, watch Metallica's Kirk Hammett unveil his "It's Alive!" horror-movie art exhibit and tour the Salem Witch Museum:
Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett Collaborates With Idol Michael Schenker For 'Heart And Soul'
  –  February 11, 2018
Kirk Hammett and Michael Schenker collaborate on the song "Heart and Soul." The track will be featured in Schenker's upcoming album Resurrection. During an interview, Schenker revealed that Hammett, the guitarist of Metallica, is a huge fan of his.
Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett Collaborates With Idol Michael Schenker For 'Heart And Soul'
  –  February 11, 2018
Kirk Hammett and Michael Schenker collaborate on the song "Heart ... Schenker said that after he and Hammett met, they had the chance to jam. The two musicians did an interview together. At one point, Hammett also attended Schenker's concert and he ...
Hear Kirk Hammett Shred on Explosive New Michael Schenker Track "Heart and Soul"
  –  February 10, 2018
Founded last year, Schenker's latest band reunites the German musician with various singers and musicians ... Below, watch Metallica's Kirk Hammett unveil his "It's Alive!" horror-movie art exhibit and tour the Salem Witch Museum:
Hear Metallica's Kirk Hammett Play Ripping Solo on New Michael Schenker Song
  –  February 11, 2018
From 'Dracula' to 'The Bride of Frankenstein,' musician details his 10 favorites ahead of 'It's Alive!' exhibit Schenker recently told Revolver he recorded his solo at Hammett's studio in Hawaii. "Kirk is a fan [of mine] that's well known, but he has also ...
Hear Kirk Hammett Shred on Explosive New Michael Schenker Track "Heart and Soul"
  –  February 10, 2018
Guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker — best known for his work with UFO and Scorpions — has teamed up with Metallica's Kirk Hammett for a searing new track, "Heart and Soul." The churning ripper is taken from Resurrection, the forthcoming album from the ...
MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST: Lyric Video For 'Heart And Soul' Song
  –  February 9, 2018
The disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay and Michael Voss-Schön along with contributions from three ...
Victorious petition from Metallica fans leads to official ‘Cliff Burton Day’ in California
  –  February 8, 2018
Speaking of late bassist Cliff Burton’s “super rough” demo version, Kirk Hammett said: “I remember hearing it like months later and it had all these harmonies, all these melodies on it and I was just blown away”.
Metallica's late bassist honoured with Cliff Burton Day
  –  February 7, 2018
And Justice for All'. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the band - now comprised of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and current bass player Robert Trujillo - in April 2009, 23 years after his death. The memorial day ...
Machine Head Frontman Calls 1983 Metallica Gig His ‘Beatles Moment’
  –  February 6, 2018
As James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Cliff Burton tore into "Hit the Lights," the small Bay Area, California club that had been the site of so many Jerry Garcia Band performances was now home to a room full of sweaty headbangers.
Dave Mustaine: I'm Bothered By Metallica's Attitude Towards Big 4, Especially By Something Kirk Said
  –  February 3, 2018
They all had significance to it. I think that the playing at the end was fun too. "But I think it always kind of soured to me when you watch Kirk Hammett say on the DVD ['The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria'], when they're praying, and he says that 'we ...
What Tom Brady Does When He Meets New Patriot Players for the First Time Is What Most Famous People Never Do
  –  February 2, 2018
The first time I met Dale Earnhardt Jr., he walked straight over to me and said, "Hi, I'm Dale." The first time I met Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, he walked straight over to me and said, "Hey, I'm Kirk Hammett," and then looked at the view through the ...
Album Review: 'Master of Puppets: Remastered' by Metallica
  –  February 2, 2018
The riffs by vocalist-guitarist James Hetfield and guitar player Kirk Hammett are magnificent; massive and memorable without sounding sludgy, and the solos as melodically dramatic as the vocals. The bass — performed by legendary first bassist Cliff ...
Review: KHDK Electronics Ghoul Jr Overdrive
  –  January 4, 2018
Of all the things in the world that aim to “Seek & Destroy,” I wasn’t expecting it to come from Kirk Hammett. No, I’m not talking about Metallica’s guitarist launching a heat-seeking missile toward my house (however some people might enjoy that ...

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