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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo Help With San Francisco Beach Cleanup

Metallica's Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo joined San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija in cleaning up a local beach.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘I Developed My Own Musical Path While Being in Record Stores’

The Metallica guitarist says he developed his musical aesthetic by his trips to record stores as a youth.

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33 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica

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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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Kirk Hammett to Begin Writing Movie Script, Confirms Producer for New Metallica Album

In a new interview, Metallica's Kirk Hammett revealed he’s already got a killer plot in mind and he’ll begin writing a script later this month.

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Christopher Polk / Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Pens Tribute to David Bowie

See what Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett wrote about David Bowie.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

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

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

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YouTube: Kirk Von Hammett TV

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

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 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 Album Most Likely in 2016, At Worst Early 2017

According to Kirk Hammett, it is likely a new Metallica album will arrive next year, but he doesn't guarantee it, offering early 2017 as a possibility, as well.

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

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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