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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘We’re Just a Little Thrash Band From San Francisco’

Kirk Hammett may play guitar for metal's most successful band, but the Metallica shredder remains humble to this day. In a new interview with Hammett, the guitarist puts Metallica's success into perspective while claiming that the titans are "just a little thrash band from San Francisco."

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Doesn’t ‘Give a F— About Social Media’

Many artists have embraced social media as a way to reach out to their fans, but it's safe to say that there are certain musicians who take to it more than others. One of those who has rejected social media is Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘We Have To Start Working on the Album’

Even though Metallica haven't released a new studio album since 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' they've kept plenty busy. Between global touring (they played all 7 continents including Antarctica in 2013) and making the 3D movie 'Through the Never,' they have remained in the spotlight. The question on everybody's mind is when that elusive next album will be recorded.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Discusses Album Plans and ‘Through the Never’ Reaction

Metallica put their all into the 'Metallica Through the Never' 3D film last year and from what the band wanted out of the movie creatively it was a success, but the box office returns for the movie were definitely under what was anticipated. Guitarist Kirk Hammett has now spoken about the response to the film in a new interview.

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Anthrax Perform AC/DC’s ‘T.N.T.’ Live With Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett

Legendary thrashers Anthrax have been busting out some mind-blowing surprises lately. On Wednesday night (March 27), Anthrax brought both  legendary guitarist Slash and iconic Public Enemy rapper Chuck D onstage on Los Angeles. Now comes news that last night in San Francisco, Anthrax were joined by Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett for an explosive live performance of AC/DC's 'T.N.T.'

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10 Awesome Kirk Hammett Guitar Solos

Metallica have created some of the most critically acclaimed music in the world of rock and metal over the course of three decades. And one of the foundations of their music has been Kirk Hammett's stellar guitar playing. He's behind some of the biggest face-melting tunes in history and he'

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Jams With Death Angel at ‘Too Much Horror Business’ Book Launch

Metallica's Kirk Hammett is making the rounds showing off his 'Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Collection' book of horror memorabilia, but during a stop in San Francisco to promote his page-turner, he worked in some music for those in attendance as well. Hammett welcomed Death Angel as guest performers at the event and joined them for a set.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Discusses New Book ‘Too Much Horror Business,’ Scary Movies + More

On Sept. 25, iconic Metallica axeman Kirk Hammett released his first book, 'Too Much Horror Business,' which chronicles his massive horror movie memorabilia collection. In it, fans get a sneak peek at all of the goodies Hammett has been collecting since he was a child, laid out by decade beginning with the 1920s.

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Metallica Credit Desire to Evolve for Longevity

Thrash metal giants Metallica have been raising eyebrows with their recent collaboration with former Velvet Underground leader Lou Reed, affectionately referred to as Loutallica. The end result is the album Lulu that was released on November 1. The record has faced mixed reviews from fans and critics alike. However, guitarist Kirk Hammett says unusual musical endeavors like Loutallica is the reason the band has survived over the past three decades.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett accidentally kicks child onstage

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett proves that balloons and small children don't mix.

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