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5 weeks ago

Kirk Hammett and Michael Schenker Jam Behind the Scenes on 'That Metal Show' — Video (4/20/2015)
The April 18 episode of That Metal Show featured the first-ever Kirk Hammett-Michael Schenker jam session. Below, you can watch the pair rehearsing on the set right before taping started. Things kicked off with “chord progression that would be g...
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5 weeks ago

Kirk Hammett Discusses Metallica's 'No Life 'til Leather' Cassette Reissue (4/16/2015)
Last month, Metallica announced they'd be offering a unique, limited-edition reissue for Record Store Day on April 18: a remastered cassette version of their 1982 demo, No Life ‘til Leather. That seven-song demo, which was recorded July 6 of th...
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Aug 13 2014

Metallica's Kirk Hammett and Randall Take Their Association to the Next Level with KH103 Hammett Signature Head (8/13/2014)
Kirk Hammett has had a long relationship with Randall, which in recent years has resulted in a successful run of signature offerings, including the KH120RHS head and KH412 cab, KH75 combo, KH15 practice amp and KH3 preamp module. But Hammett an...
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Jul 25 2014

Metallica's Kirk Hammett Talks Recording "Super Heavy" Riff for Next Exodus Album (7/25/2014)
Tonight, Metallica's Kirk Hammett will jam with his pre-Metallica band, Exodus, at his "Fear FestEvil After Party" at the San Diego Comic-Con International. However, it turns out Hammett has gone one step further in terms of reconnecting with hi...
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Jul 22 2014

Metallica's Kirk Hammett to Debut Zombie Action Figure at Comic-Con in San Diego (7/22/2014)
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's love for horror films is well known. Now Hammett's company, Kirk von Hammett Toys, has announced a zombie action figure molded in his likeness. The figure will be released at the San Diego Comic-Con later this...
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Jun 19 2014

Metallica's Kirk Hammett Talks 'Ride the Lightning,' Cliff Burton and Benefits of Taking Guitar Lessons from Joe Satriani (6/19/2014)
This is an excerpt from the August 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus features on the Who's Quradophenia, Soundgarden, Jackson Guitars, David Crosby, our Summer Tour Survival Guide, columns, tabs and reviews of new gear...
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May 9 2014

Kirk Hammett: Metallica to "Buckle Down" on Completing New Record in September (5/9/2014)
Metallica fans were given a welcome surprise when the band debuted their new "Lords of Summer" demo in March. But it seems the metal masses will have to wait a bit longer for the release of their new full-length, which will be the follow-up to 2...
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Feb 24 2014

Video: Metallica's Kirk Hammett Talks Gear and More with Dunlop TV (2/24/2014)
Here's a clip published earlier this month by Dunlop TV, also known as Jim Dunlop's official YouTube page. Metallica's Kirk Hammett invited Dunlop TV host Bryan Kehoe into Metallica's HQ at this year's Kirk Von Hammett Fear FestEvil Horror Conve...
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Jan 14 2014

NAMM 2014: ESP Announces Signature Series Guitars for James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Alex Skolnick and More (1/14/2014)
Some of ESP’s most high-profile endorsees have helped create new ESP, E-II and LTD Signature Series guitars and basses, all of which are making their debut at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show. “ESP’s artist endorsees are among the most respected and in...
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Jan 3 2014

Metallica's Kirk Hammett to Join Exodus and Death Angel on Stage at First Annual Fear FestEvil (1/3/2014)
Today, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett announced via Facebook that he’ll be joining Exodus and Death Angel — two of the headliners at his inaugural horror convention — on stage during their encores. The event, which has been dubbed Kirk Von Ham...
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Sep 10 2013

The Record that Changed My Life: Kirk Hammett Discusses UFO's 'Force It' (9/10/2013)
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Metallica's Kirk Hammett chooses (and discusses) the record that changed his life. UFOForce It (1975) I was 15 years old and a friend of mine brought it over to my house insisting I had to hear it. I was still living at my par...
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Aug 12 2013

Prime Cuts: Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett Critique Key Songs in the Band’s Harsh, Noble History (8/12/2013)
Another gem from the Guitar World archive ... Metallica’s 1983 debut, the explosive Kill ’Em All, taught a grateful world a lesson in unbridled thrashing fury. Since then, their sound has passed through numerous stages, but the guttural intensit...
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Aug 6 2013

Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Sweet 16 — "One" (Kirk Hammett) Vs. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (Eric Clapton) (8/6/2013)
A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, sta...
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Jul 26 2013

Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Round 2 — "One" (Kirk Hammett) Vs. "Cortez the Killer" (Neil Young) (7/26/2013)
A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, sta...
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Jul 11 2013

Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Round 1 — "One" (Kirk Hammett) Vs. "Cocaine" (Eric Clapton) (7/11/2013)
A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, sta...
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Jul 9 2013

Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Round 1 — "Comfortably Numb" (David Gilmour) Vs. "Master of Puppets" (Kirk Hammett) (7/9/2013)
A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, sta...
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Jun 21 2013

Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Round 1 — "Fade to Black" (Kirk Hammett) Vs. "Brighton Rock" (Brian May) (6/21/2013)
A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, sta...
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Dec 21 2012

Interview: Metallica's Kirk Hammett on His New Book, 'Too Much Horror Business' (12/21/2012)
You know him as Metallica’s lead guitarist. But to a select group of obsessive outsiders, Kirk Hammett is famous for a completely different reason: for years, the wizard of wah has been quietly amassing one of the world’s most extensive collecti...
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Dec 5 2012

Playing Tips: Metallica's Kirk Hammett (12/5/2012)
Metallica’s Kirk Hammett is a giant among men. There isn’t a guitar poll he hasn’t won, and his popularity runs high among fans and critics alike. Few would dispute the contention that he is, with the possible exception of Edward Van Halen, the ...
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Nov 5 2012

Video: Kirk Hammett Performs "Trapped Under Ice" with Death Angel (11/5/2012)
Kirk Hammett evidently knows how to throw a book party. The Metallica guitarist invited Bay Area thrashers Death Angel to perform at the release party for his new book, Too Much Horror Business: The Kirk Hammett Collection. (Hah! Take that, Jona...