Such a wonderful museum and the special exhibit brought all us horror movie fans out to check out the Kirk Hammett collection. Limited time only, check website. Jaw dropping collection that varies from custom Fender guitars with old sci fi decorations, to silicone models of Boris Karloff and Bela Legosi wearing actual wardrobe from s movies.
By Laura Fox For Mailonline. Metallica's Kirk Hammett took a nasty tumble on Wednesday night, as the band were delivering a showstopping performance in Milan. Kirk later took to Twitter to reassure fans that he wasn't hurt following the fall, and joked it rained so heavily 'if felt like he was playing guitar in the shower.
Kirk Lee Hammett born November 18, is an American musician who has been lead guitarist and a contributing songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica since Before joining Metallica he formed and named the band Exodus. Hammett a Merchant Marine.
For more than three decades, the year-old Metallica lead guitarist has been amassing rare horror memorabilia dating back to between the early s and late s, including authentic movie props, costumes and his collection of personal guitars, which are each wrapped with artwork from various horror films. The impressive collection is one of the biggest and most expansive horror collections in the world and features incredibly rare vintage cinema posters as well — one of which is the only remaining, intact original Frankenstein print. ET for an intimate speaking event, with a reception to follow. Details can be found here.
Kirk Hammett talks about his love of collecting horror-movie posters and details 10 of his favorites. Hammett began collecting horror-movie posters aroundpicking up displays for the hit scary movies of the day, like Re-Animator and The Evil Dead. When he bought an original Bride of Frankenstein half-sheet, though, his interest became an obsession.
Thirty-eight years into a career that has seen the LA quartet sell in excess of million records and pick up nine Grammy Awards, the Metallica formula remains unchanged: vaulting guitars, bludgeoning beats, serrated vocals and more pyrotechnics than Guy Fawkes Night. Songs like the sprawling, quasi-classical The Unforgiven only truly make sense in giant arenas such as this — even if this particular arena remains a transport desert hopelessly ill-suited for music events of this size. Unlike other acts of their vintage, Metallica are still creating great music.
Why did you decide to put out a book now, and how did you go about putting it together? Over the last five years or so, I started to get a few items that made my collection just that much better. I mean, really raised the overall quality of my collection. The whole idea was to not just make a book filled with images, but also to interject some of my personality into it, so it made it a little bit more personable.
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