In April, , Hammett admitted to losing his phone - which contained new "ideas" for Metallica's upcoming studio release. For me, music comes at all times of the day. When I get a riff, sometimes it's a complete riff and I can just play it and there it is, sometimes it's half a riff and I have to tweak it. Sometimes it's just a rhythm or a note selection.
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Or sometimes it's just something that I hum in my head. But it can come from anywhere, and I put it on my phone, and I make sure the phone is fucking backed up. He also appeared on the Kichigai E. He played additional lead guitar on the title track. Hammett can be seen in the background in Primus' "John the Fisherman" video fishing off of Les Claypool 's boat.
Hammett has been friends with Primus bassist and lead vocalist Les Claypool since childhood. Claypool even auditioned for Metallica after the tragic death of Cliff Burton. In , Hammett was featured playing the guitar roles on the Carlos Santana track "Trinity" alongside steel-pedal guitarist, Robert Randolph.
After performing a set with Metallica at Bonnaroo in June , Hammett played one song with My Morning Jacket and a couple songs with the annual Superjam collaboration, which also included Les Claypool and members of Gogol Bordello playing primarily Tom Waits songs. Hammett is one of the main characters in Guitar Hero: Metallica , along with the rest of the current line-up of Metallica. On October 1, , Abrams Image published Hammett's first book, Too Much Horror Business a collection of photos detailing Hammett's lifelong love of monster movies and horror memorabilia.
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In an interview with Guitar World , Hammett said that he has such a huge horror collection and thought it was the right time to share it with everyone. Among these images are the costumes from the Bela Lugosi movies White Zombie and The Black Cat which also starred Boris Karloff , original movie posters ranging from Nosferatu to Hellraiser , rare horror-themed toys including the 'Great Garloo' and 'Frankenstein Tricky Walkers' , movie props including the 'Dr.
This is my gift to all the other horror nerds out there who are just like me.
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It's the book been made with great love for all the many characters and movies which guided me through childhood, into adulthood and which still keep me on track today. Orchid also made a second appearance at the Fear FestEvil. Hammett has been married twice. His first marriage to Rebecca lasted three years, having ended in , during the recording of The Black Album.
Hammett has been married to his second wife Lani since They have two sons, Angel b. September 29, , and Vincenzo b. June 28, He and his family reside in his hometown of San Francisco. In addition to playing guitar and collecting horror memorabilia, Hammett's hobbies include reading comic books and surfing. At one point in his life, Hammett spent a "lot of money" on drugs. During the Damaged Justice tour, he had a cocaine addiction. Hammett eventually pulled out of the addiction because cocaine made him feel depressed,  but relapsed during the Load era.
Even though Metallica chooses to stay away from politics, Hammett expressed his disagreement with U. President-elect Donald Trump 's public pronouncements. In an interview with Billboard magazine, he said, "I'm just waiting to get into a personal Twitter war with him. He has expressed his alignment to Barack Obama and the Democrats on several occasions. Hammett is known for always having his picking hand taped to protect his skin due to his habit of palm muting and fast picking during lengthy tours. Hammett's use of the wah-pedal hadn't been featured in recent Metallica solos, but has seen a resurgence in his solos on the album Death Magnetic , in songs like " The Unforgiven III.
Kirk Hammett's tour guitars as of [update] :. Throughout Metallica's career, Hammett has used a range of different amplifiers. For the first two albums, he used Marshall amplifiers and cabinets, with occasional effects.
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He currently uses two rackmounted Dual Rectifier 2-channel heads in tandem with his Randalls. In September , Randall Amplifiers announced a partnership with Hammett to design a line of signature amplifiers, heads, combos and preamp modules. In December , it was announced by Fortin Amps that they would team up with Randall to start a new line of tube amplifiers based on the Fortin Meathead amplifier. Hammett is currently using a prototype of the amplifier that he used for the Big 4 show at Yankee Stadium and for all of the shows in India and Asia, and was recently sent a second prototype.
To avoid problems with pedals being damaged during live performances, Hammett keeps his effect pedals in a rack along with his amplifiers and his guitar technician controls them through a pedalboard sidestage. Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos. Share this page:. Bill And Ted's Bogus Journey premiere. My most favorite musicians and singer-songwriters.
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