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Kirk Hammett Excited for Metallica’s Headlining Set at Voodoo Music Festival

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On the heels of learning that Metallica will be taking over Green Day's headlining gig at the 2012 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans, Loudwire had the chance to catch up with 'Tallica axeman Kirk Hammett. This will be Metallica's first concert in New Orleans since 2008, so needless to say there is a lot of excitement around the announcement.

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Kirk Hammett Talks ‘Too Much Horror Business’ at Book Signing in New York City

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Kirk Hammett has been rocking out as the lead guitarist for Metallica for the last few decades. When he's not recording platinum-selling albums, winning awards or touring the globe, though, he works on building his personal collection of horror movie memorabilia...

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Kirk Hammett Talks Upcoming Metallica Album, Recalls Encounters With Kurt Cobain

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Metallica are busy with their 3D film right now, but guitarist Kirk Hammett says work on their follow-up to 'Death Magnetic' will 'happen soon.'

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Reveals ‘Too Much Horror Business’ Book Signing Appearances

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Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is looking to scare up some extra business for his new book, 'Too Much Horror Business,' and will hit the road for a series of book signings next month.

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Kirk Hammett Details Evolution of Metallica + Upcoming Book ‘Too Much Horror Business’

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Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is soon to release the book 'Too Much Horror Business -- The Kirk Hammett Collection,' which will feature the shredder's insane collection of all things horror. The Metallica legend recently spoke about the upcoming book to SFGate.com, also describing how the changes in his life will affect Metallica's next album.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Details His Favorite Zombie Films

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Are you ready for the zombie apocalypse? There are many people who feel the time may be coming, and you can count Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett among them.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Says He’s Written 400 Riffs for New Album

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Metallica won't be hurting for any lack of material when they do finally decide to sit down and record a new album.

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Kirk Hammett – Biography

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Guitarist Kirk Hammett first crossed paths with Metallica in the early 1980s with a little band he co-founded known as Exodus. Opening up for Metallica a few times no doubt put Hammett on the band's radar. In 1983, on the heels of the firing of original guitarist Dave Mustaine, Metallica asked Hammett to audition for his spot. After scrounging up some cash to fly from California to New York City -- the first time Hammett left his home state in his life -- it didn't take long for Hammett to become an official member of the rock band.

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Lou Reed Moved Metallica’s James Hetfield + Kirk Hammett to Tears

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Much of the fan feedback on the single 'The View' by the Metallica and Lou Reed project has not been overwhelmingly positive. The jagged song, which lives on the 'Lulu' album due out on Nov. 1, combines Metallica's signature, face-melting metal bluster with Reed's gravelly, spoken word-style vocal delivery over top. But Metallica were able to pull off a seemingly disjointed collaboration such as this because, well, they're Metallica and they've earned it. But getting there wasn't totally easy, as Reed toppled the guitar titans known as Hammett and Hetfield in the studio.

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