57 years old (Born on November 18, 1962)
American, Guitarist; He is famous from Lead guitarist of Metallica.Has his birth date and place tattooed on his stomach In November 6, 1998 he suffered from appendicitis when Metallica was on tour in England. He went to a London hospital, recovered, and couple of weeks later flew back to San Francisco. Kirk married Rebecca (Becky) American on December 3, 1987. Mirror image of each other, long curly hair, elfin faces and large brown eyes. Divorced sometime before the end of the recording of The Black Album. Rebecca was once married to Eric Peterson of Testament. (themetallicalounge.webs.com) Officially endorsed by ESP Guitars (a Japanese company). He has several signature ESP guitar models (mostly identified by "KH" letters) and he has worked with the company since the late 80s. He describes himself as smelly, ugly, happy, obsessive, progressive, curious. (allmetallica.com)
Kirk Hammett's Best Moments
Fun Facts About Kirk Hammett
His faves drinks are: Martinis, Sky Vodka and green tea. (allmetallica.com)
He likes mountain biking, tattoos, piercing, collecting old horror movies stuff, cigars, philosophy, H.P. Lovecraft, taxidermy, pinball. (allmetallica.com)
Took guitar lessons from Joe Satriani.
Replaced Dave Mustaine as permanent guitarist for Metallica in 1983.
In a 1998 issue of Guitar Legends: The Top 100 Guitar solos, Kirk is credited with 3 songs: "One" (No. 7), "Fade To Black (No. 24), and "Master of Puppets" (No. 51).
Vegetarian, avid surfer
Collects horror film memorabilia
Previous band before Metallica was the thrash metal band Exodus.
Father of two sons; Angel Ray Keala Hammett (b. September 29th 2006) and Vincenzo Kainalu Hammett (b. June 28th 2008)