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Kirk Hammett


Hammett was born in San Francisco, California on November 18, 1962, to Teofila (Oyao) and Dennis L. Hammett, a merchant seaman. He learned guitar at age 15 and joined Metallica to replace Dave Mustaine in 1982. He has won several Grammys with Metallica and participated in their class action law suit against Napster. His father had Irish, English, ... See full bio »

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The Big Short
The Big Short Soundtrack
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Old School
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(2003)

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 2015 The Big Short (writer: "Master of Puppets", "Eye of the Beholder")
 2013-2015 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 23 September 2015 (2015) ... (writer: "Master Of Puppets")
- Episode dated 23 September 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman")
 2014 Brows Held High (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gerry Redux! (2014) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited)
 2013 Metallica: Amped for IMAX (Short) (writer: "Fixxxer", "Damage, Inc")
 2013 Metallica Through the Never (writer: "...And Justice for All", "Fuel", "Enter Sandman" - as Hetfield'/Urich/Hammett) / (writer: "Creeping Death", "Master Of Puppets" - as Hetfield'/Urich/Burton/Hammett) / (writer: "Cyanide")
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #20.26 (2011) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.21 (2011) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited)
 2010-2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #19.15 (2011) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.12 (2011) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited)
- Episode #18.51 (2010) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited)
 2011 Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (Documentary) (writer: "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "Fade to Black", "The Day That Never Comes")
 2011 Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Master of Puppets", "Enter Sandman")
 2011 Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World (Video documentary) (writer: "Enter Sandman")
 2010 Trauma (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tunnel Vision (2010) ... (writer: "Hero of the Day")
 2010 Super Bowl XLIV (TV Special) (writer: "Cyanide" - uncredited)
 2010 Casino Jack and the United States of Money (Documentary) (writer: "ENTER SANDMAN")
 2009 House (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Known Unknowns (2009) ... (writer: "Fuel" - uncredited)
 2009 WWE Raw (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 October 2009 (2009) ... (writer: "Fuel")
 2009 California's Gold (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Golden Knights (2009) ... (writer: "Fuel" - uncredited)
 2009 Guitar Hero: Metallica (Video Game) (writer: "All Nightmare Long", "Broken Beat & Scarred", "Creeping Death", "Cyanide", "Disposable Heroes", "Dyers Eve", "Enter Sandman", "Fade To Black", "Frantic", "Fuel", "King Nothing", "Master of Puppets", "My Apocalypse", "The Memory Remains", "The Thing That Should Not Be", "The Unforgiven", "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)")
 2008 A Cross the Universe (Video documentary) (writer: "Final" - as Hammet)
 2008 Guitar Hero World Tour (Video Game) (writer: "Trapped Under Ice")
 2007 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Video Game) (writer: "One")
 2007 Heavy Metal in Baghdad (Documentary) (writer: "Fade to Black")
 2007 Rock Band (Video Game) ("Enter Sandman")
 2005 Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (Documentary) (writer: "Master of Puppets" - as Hammett)
 2005 The Work of Director Anton Corbijn (Video documentary) (writer: "Hero Of the Day")
 2005 The Devil and Daniel Johnston (Documentary) (writer: "Master of Puppets")
 2004 Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (Documentary) (writer: "Frantic", "Some Kind of Monster", "Dirty Window", "My World", "Shoot Me Again", "Enter Sandman", "Purify", "Master of Puppets", "The Unnamed Feeling", "Sweet Amber", "All Within My Hands", "Damage, Inc.", "St. Anger", "Invisible Kid" - as Hammett)
 2003 Old School (writer: "Master Of Puppets")
 2003 Biker Boyz (writer: "We Did It Again")
 2001 The Forsaken (writer: "Enter Sandman" - as Kirk L. Hammett)
 2000 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- From Where to Eternity (2000) ... (writer: "King Nothing" - as Hammett)
 1998 Metallica: Cunning Stunts (Video documentary) (writer: "Creeping Death", "Hero of the Day", "King Nothing", "Fuel", "Until It Sleeps", "Fade to Black", "Master of Puppets", "Enter Sandman")
 1998 Your Friends & Neighbors (writer: "Enter Sandman", "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)")
 1997 Spawn (performer: "Satan")
 1996 Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (Documentary) (writer: "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "Orion")
 1994 ECW Hardcore Heaven 1994 (Video) (writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited)
 1991 MTV Video Music Awards 1991 (TV Special) (writer: "Enter Sandman")
 1991 Metallica: Enter Sandman (Video short) (writer: "Enter Sandman")
 1987 Metallica: Cliff 'Em All! (Video documentary) (writer: "Creeping Death", "Damage, Inc.", "Master of Puppets", "Fade To Black", "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)")
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Other Works:

Garage Inc. (album, 1998) See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | See more »


Alternate Names:

Kirk Lee Hammett | Metallica

Height:

5' 7¼" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

We were very, very frightened. I had to sit down and take stock of my life and see if I had a life outside the band, because I was questioning if there was even a future for Metallica. That was a scary thought; when you've been in a band for as long as we have, you take for granted that it's always going to be there. [recalling the uncertainty of Metallica's future, after Jason Newsted left the ... See more »

Trivia:

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). See more »

Trademark:

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Nickname:

Kirk Hampster See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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