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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 Planning Follow-Up to ‘Too Much Horror Business’ Book

Kirk Hammett's love of horror movies is well documented and the Metallica guitarist says he already has plans for a follow-up to his book 'Too Much Horror Business.'

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett to Join Exodus + Death Angel for Encores at Fear FestEvil Event

Kirk Hammett's inaugural Fear FestEvil keeps getting more appealing, with the Metallica guitarist announcing a few more details about the horror-meets-music event. Today, Hammett revealed that he will be gracing the stage, joining two of the festival's headliners --- Exodus and Death Angel -- for their encores.

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Exodus Join Kirk Hammett’s 2014 Fear FestEvil

Exodus have joined Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's inaugural Fear FestEvil 2014 horror and music event this coming February. The event will take place Feb. 6-8 at the Regency Ballroom in Hammett's hometown of San Francisco.

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Exclusive: Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett Discusses 30th Anniversary of ‘Kill ‘Em All’

On July 25, 1983, Metallica released their debut studio album, 'Kill 'Em All.' Initially, 'Kill 'Em All' was not commercially successful, but 30 years later it is regarded as one of the best thrash metal albums of all time. Its rawness and speed are unmatched, and guitarist Kirk Hammett gives us a better understanding of why it is such a gritty album.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett Played the National Anthem at the San Francisco Giants’ Game Tonight! [VIDEO]

James Hetfield of Metallica is a huge sports fan, and whenever he gets a chance to do something cool like this, or the tailgate gig for the Raiders a few years ago, he jumps at it! Tonight, the Dodgers are in San Francisco, and James and Kirk did a cool harmony version of our national anthem before the game. Check it out!

Nice Diezel amp, too, James!

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

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

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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Tool- Lateralus/Orion with Kirk Hammett Live Honolulu 2011

Kirk Hammett of Metallica joined Tool last Friday at their show in Honolulu. Kirk Jammed out with Tool on “Lateralus,” which then went into a portion of Metallica‘s “ Orion,” then back to the ending of “Lateralus."

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