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35 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica

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Megaforce Records

On April 1, 1983, Kirk Hammett found out a phone call requesting him to audition for Metallica was not an April Fool's joke.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Pens Tribute to David Bowie

Christopher Polk / Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images
Christopher Polk / Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images

See what Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett wrote about David Bowie.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: Lemmy Kilmister Helped Me Realize ‘It Was OK to Be an Outsider’

Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

The guitar great reveals how Motorhead impacted him as a teen and how their inspiration stays with him today.

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Kirk Hammett Announces Limited Edition Nosferatu-Themed ‘Kirk Von Hammet’ Guitar

YouTube: Kirk Von Hammett TV
YouTube: Kirk Von Hammett TV

Kirk Hammett has announced another signature guitar with ESP. This one pays tribute to the classic horror film, 'Nosferatu.'

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Kirk Hammett Admits Metallica Once Pondered Ousting Lars Ulrich

Metallica 1984
Megaforce

Metallica were considering kicking drummer Lars Ulrich out of the band following the tour where bassist Cliff Burton lost his life in a bus accident.

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Kirk Hammett: New Metallica Music Along the Lines of ‘Death Magnetic’

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The Metallica guitarist offers an update on the sound of the band's next album and gives insight into the album creation process.

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Kirk Hammett Confirms Metallica Are Recording New Songs, Expresses Desire to Create Horror Film

Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Kirk Hammett spoke about Metallica being able to work at their own pace and his personal interest in creating his own horror film.

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Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett’s Company To Release ‘Ghoul Screamer’ Guitar Pedal

Kirk Hammett
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Kirk Hammett's company KHDK Electronics is the Ghoul Screamer guitar pedal, which will be available beginning Oct. 31.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘We’re Wondering Where New Album Is Gonna Take Us’

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Kirk Hammett reveals that their studio time on a new album has kept them sharp and able to transition to play one-off shows with ease.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett to Do Signings at 2015 San Diego Comic-Con

Kirk Hammett Toys
Nuclear Blast / KVH Toys

Metallica's Kirk Hammett will be selling his KVH Toys and doing signings at the 2015 Comic-Con in San Diego.

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