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Lead guitarist of Metallica


San Francisco, California





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Kirk Lee Hammett (born November 18, 1962) is the lead guitarist and songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica and has been a member of the band 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. In 2009, Hammett was ranked number 15 in Joel McIver's book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists.

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Soundtrack, Actor/Actress

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Kirk Hammett, never without a grin or a curious thought, is the true Bay Area band-member. Born in San Francisco, and raised in the East Bay town of El Sobrante, he gained an interest in music from his brother Rick`s extensive record collection, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and UFO. It all led to him properly picking up the guitar when he was 15, his first being a wholly unglamorous Montgomery Ward catalog special accompanied by a shoe box with 4 inch speaker for an amp. After picking up a 1978 Fender Stratocaster, Kirk experimented by mixing and matching guitar parts to find his perfect sound before falling for a 1974 Gibson Flying V. In a determined (and successful) effort to upgrade his equipment, Kirk even took a shift at Burger King to get the cash together for his first Marshall amp. Around that time, Kirk also co-founded Exodus with Paul Baloff, and the East Bay thrashers crossed paths with Metallica twice, in late `82 and early `83, as a support act. In April 1983, Kirk received a phone call from Metallica in New York. They were in the process of firing guitarist Dave Mustaine and wanted Kirk to fly out and audition. Kirk got the money together for the flight, left California for the first time and arrived in the late afternoon to find three guys who were still waking up. Immediately he, and they, knew the fit was right despite the fact nobody ever formally invited him to join. A keen student of his instrument even today, Hammett followed his first `Kill `Em All` tour by taking lessons from Joe Satriani, and embarked upon a passage of guitar self-education that took in jazz, blues and classical styles. Indeed, education has always been Kirk`s answer to potential burnout. After the marathon `Black` album tour ended in 1993, he immediately went to the City College of San Francisco where he took classes, something he credits as the reason behind his reinvention as a guitarist on the `Load` and `Re-load` albums. Kirk continues to bring not only a dazzling array of lead guitar parts to Metallica`s music but also some savage rifferey, having started sharing 6-string duties with James during the `Load` era. He is happily married to Lani, and lives in San Francisco along with a large collection of old Hollywood movie memorabilia, his two dogs Darla and Hoku, plus cats.......Oh, and for the record, Kirk plays his guitar at least 361 days a year.

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High School
De Anza High School, Richmond, California

Full Name at Birth
Kirk Lee Hammett

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Chefela "Sash" Hammett



Associated People
James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo

Richard (step brother)

Darla (Dog)

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Favorite Movies
Bride Of Frankenstein [1935], The Jerk [1979], Raging Bull [1980]

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Favorite Bands
Jimi Hendrix, Aerosmith, Ufo, Kiss, Led Zeppelin

Favorite People
H.P. Lovecraft (Author)

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

Occupation Text
Guitarist, Songwriter

Family Member
Angel Hammett (son), Vincenzo Hammett (son)

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Favorite Bands
Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, John Coltrane, Goul, Chet Barker, David Bowie, U2, King Crimson, Radiohead, Robert Johnson

Favorite Foods
Mexican, Indian, Thai

Favorite Bands
Prez Prado


Brand Endorsement
ESP KH-2 Signature Models, ESP KH-3 Signature Models, ESP M-II "Zorlac", Jackson Guitars, ESP M-II Standart (EMG, Seymour Duncan), ESP KH-2 "Bride of Frankenstein", ESP KH-4 Chrome, Esp M-II-Nt, ESP KH-2 "Skully", ESP KH-2 M-II "Boris Karloff Mummy" #1, ESP KH-2 M-II "Greenburst", ESP KH-3 Eclipse, ESP Flying V copy, ESP Michael Schenker Flying V, ESP VIPER Baritone, Gibson 1968 Les Paul Custom, Gibson Les Paul Standart, Ibanez RG, Jackson Randy Rhoads Model RR1T, TC Customs Death Magnetic Flying V, Teuffel Birdfish, Teuffel Tulsa

Official Websites
www.metallica.com, www.imbd.com/name/nm0004987, twitter.com/#!/kirkhammet

Associated People
Carlos Santana

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Music Genre (Text)
Heavy metal, thrash metal, hard rock, speed metal

Instrument (text)
Guitar, sitar, bass, piano, vocals

Record Label
Warner Bros., Elektra, Vertigo, Megaforce

Associated Acts
Metallica, Exodus, Spastik Children

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