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Kirk Hammett vs. John Petrucci – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Quarterfinals

Kirk Hammett vs. John Petrucci
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Kirk Hammett took on Yngwie Malmsteen in a close match in Round 2, but when the polls closed, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett was the last man standing. Hammett also defeated former Exodus band mate Gary Holt in Round 1 of our Greatest Metal Guitarist

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

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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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Kirk Hammett vs. Yngwie Malmsteen – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 2

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Although the two shared the stage in Exodus during the band's formative years, Kirk Hammett and Gary Holt found themselves as competitors during our Round 1 series of voting. While Holt is one of thrash metal's most powerful

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Kirk Hammett vs. Gary Holt – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 1

Kirk Hammett vs. Gary Holt
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Thrash of the titans! Kirk Hammett needs no introduction, but he obviously deserves one. After Dave Mustaine was kicked out of Metallica, Kirk Hammett, who was trained by legendary guitarist Joe Satriani, was recruited by the thrashers in 1983. The axe-sli

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Metallica Offer Preview of ‘Kirk’s Crypt’ Exhibit at Upcoming 2013 Orion Music + More Festival

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Metallica's second Orion Music + More Festival is creeping up on us as summer draws near. To get fans pumped for the diverse fest, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has revealed a mass of details about the 'Kirk's Crypt' exhibit, which will include meet + greets, Hammett's massive collection of vintage horror film posters and more.

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Kirk Hammett on Metallica’s Forthcoming Album: ‘It’s a Pretty Slow Process’

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There's no question that Metallica have their plate full, but guitarist Kirk Hammett says the band still hopes to have their next album out by 2014 -- yet he won't make any guarantees. In a new interview, Hammett gave an update on Metallica's next album, as well as their other projects.

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

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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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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett + James Hetfield Hang With Vans Pros Nathan Fletcher + Steve Caballero

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As part of the cross-promotion for the new Metallica-created shoe line with Vans, each of the band's members have been meeting with some of Vans-backed sports athletes for new video features.

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10 Awesome Kirk Hammett Guitar Solos

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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

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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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