Full Name: Kirk Lee Hammett
Instrument: Lead Guitar
Specialty: Full-blown lead guitar vocals
Birthday: November 18, 1962
From: San Francisco, California
Vitals: 5'8" & 134 lbs(1.7meters & 60.78 kg); brown hair & brown eyes
Drives: Porsche, Land Cruiser, mountain bike, '55 Dodge Coronet, '66 Mercedes Benz
Marital Status: Married, Mrs. Lani Hammett (February 4th, 1998)
Drinks: Martinis (Click here for Kirk's recipe), Sky Vodka, green tea
Eats: Sushi, Mexican Food, pasta, Indian food
Sports Team: None ("I hate sports")
Before Metallica: Played in Exodus, drank a lot
Likes: Mountain Biking, tattoos, piercing, collecting old horror movie stuff, cigars, philosophy, H.P. Lovecraft
Listens to: Jimi Hendrix, UFO, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, John Coltrane, Goul Mule, Chet Baker, Prez Prado, AIC, David Bowie, U2, King Crimson, Robert Johnson
Heroes: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Jimi Hendrix, Chet Baker, Diane Arbus, John Coltrane, Charles Bukowsky, Edward Munch, Joel Peter Whitkin
First Concert: Day on the Green with the Eagles, Steve Miller, Heart, and Foreigner
Describes self as: Smelly, ugly, happy, obsessive, progressive, curious


        Kirk Hammett was born on November 8th, 1962 in the popular city, San Fransisco. His influences for becoming a guitarist was, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Schenker, Steve Vai, The Doors, and David Bowie. His former jobs before becoming a wicked guitarist was that he worked in a near by Burger King, and also worked at a warehouse. He had a band before Metallica, it was called "Exodus". Kirk's older brother was a big hippie and introduced Kirk to the popular music at the time. When his brother went away for school, Kirk would pick up his brother's guitar and just started fooling around with it. He liked the instrument. In 1981, by the time he was 20, Kirk started guitar lessons, and about "two weeks later", he formed a band called "Exodus". He jammed with his band and played in clubs. After leaving the band, Kirk met up with James, Lars and Cliff after Dave Mustaine got kicked out of the band. Soon, Kirk and the rest of Metallica would record the album "Kill 'Em All".

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