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Best Kirk Hammett Live Pictures

Orion Music + More Festival, Bader Field, N.J., 2012 (Theo Wargo, Getty Images)

We never tire of looking at photos of Metallica. There is just something about the energy and intensity of the band that is so easily conveyed through photos. We recently shared some of our favorite live shots of James Hetfield, and now it’s time to check out the other axeman, Kirk Hammett.

Hammett is a shredder, plain and simple. Whether you’re listening to him display his ability or watching videos or staring at photos, one thing is obvious: this guy is a six-string master. While we could never create a collection that covers Hammett’s entire history with Metallica, we’ve picked a handful of some of our favorite photos showing the guitarist rocking out and having fun on-stage.

The Big 4, Indio, Calif., 2011 (Kevin Winter, Getty Images)
Las Vegas, Nevada, 2009 (Ethan Miller, Getty Images)
New York, N.Y., 2009 (Cory Schwartz, Getty Images)
Philadelphia, Pa., 2009 (Jeff Fusco, Getty Images)
Glendale, Ariz., 2008 (Ethan Miller, Getty Images)
Guadalajara, Mexico, 2008 (Kevin Winter, Getty Images)
Manchester, Tenn., 2008 (Jeff Gentner, Getty Images)
Irvine, Calif., 2008 (Noel Vasquez, Getty Images)
Los Angeles, Calif., 2008 (Kevin Winter, Getty Images)
Dublin, Ireland, 2003 (ShowBizIreland, Getty Images)
Woodstock, Rome, N.Y., 1999 (Frank Micelotta, Getty Images)

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