Tag Archives: Kirk Hammett

Kirk Hammett, his horror collection, to appear at Peabody Essex Museum

Posted by on August 9, 2017

This weekend (12th) kicks off Kirk Hammett’s Horror and Sci-Fi film art collection to be displayed at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. The It’s Alive!  exhibit will be showcased up until November 26, and it will feature Hammett’s extensive collection he has built over the last three decades consisting of over 100 works […]

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Kirk Hammett, Rob Zombie, and Slash pay tribute to the late George A. Romero

Posted by on July 18, 2017

On Sunday (16), legendary horror director George A. Romero passed away. The 77 year old died in his sleep following a battle with lung cancer. According to Variety, his manager Chris Roe shared the following statement: “Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero passed away on Sunday July 16, listening to the score of ‘The Quiet Man,’ […]

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Kirk Hammett is waiting for Martin Scorsese or David Cronenberg to make film based off a Metallica album

Posted by on April 20, 2017

Metallica’s latest album Hardwired to Self-Destruct was recently certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for selling at least 1,000,000 copies. When the album was first released, it sold  291,000 copies and after tickets went on sale for their North American tour, it jumped to #2 on Billboard charts and sold another […]

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Kirk Hammett’s Horror and Sci-Fi film art collection on display at the Peabody Essex Museum

Posted by on March 31, 2017

For those who love horror films, Metallica, and are fascinated by Salem’s haunting history, there’s a new exhibition that’s for you. Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett’s horror obsession is finally getting a lengthy exhibit and it begins on August 12th through November 26th at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. The exhibit entitled It’s Alive! […]

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Kirk Hammett reacts to Metallica covers

Posted by on March 13, 2017

There have been countless of Metallica covers over the years, we have seen a few of them, including some not-so-metal versions. Recently, Kirk Hammett sat down with Mexico’s Luisito Rey to hear a variety of different Metallica covers that reached YouTube over the past few years. These covers include Rob Scallon’s banjo cover of “Master […]

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Remember When: Spinal Tap confronted Metallica about a certain album cover?

Posted by on February 13, 2017

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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Slayer’s Tom Araya alleges conspiracy on vanished photo

Posted by on January 25, 2017

We recently noticed Kirk Hammett’s Twitter outburst that began on Saturday (21). Looking at his account again, you will see his opinions are still there. In fact, outlooks from various political viewpoints remain untouched on social media. However, not so much for Slayer, according to vocalist/bassist Tom Araya. On Friday (20), Araya said he’d posted a photoshopped image on […]

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Kirk Hammett gets political, calls alt-right “white supremacy” in series of tweets

Posted by on January 23, 2017

President Donald Trump’s move to the White House on Friday (20) has proven to be pretty polarizing, to put it mildly. This past Saturday, millions of people around the world expressed their beliefs by participating in the Women’s March. Celebrities and musicians including Alice In Chains drummer Sean Kinney, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, Frances Bean Cobain, […]

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James Hetfield discusses tour and leaving the past behind in new podcasts

Posted by on January 9, 2017

Now that Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is out for roughly two months now, the question remains, when will the tour begin? For a diehard Metallica fan, it’s easy to empty personal bank accounts following them across the country, or sitting on the loser line in hopes to get a ticket. For Metallica, life on the road isn’t […]

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Kirk Hammett’s home for sale at the “affordable” price of $16M

Posted by on January 3, 2017

Towards the end of 2016, Curbed San Francisco discovered a brand new listing on the market that happened to be Kirk Hammett’s home. Hammett lived on 320 Sea Cliff, for roughly six years, initially buying the home for $8 million in 2010. At that time, the price was doubled from the previous buy, back in 2003 […]

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