...And on Top of That
March 20, 2013
On Saturday April 13th, Kirk Hammett and Mad Monster Magazine will proudly present a special screening of 1934's macabre masterpiece "The Black Cat" at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA. One of Kirk's favorite films of all time, and the first to pair his favorite actors Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi together, "The Black Cat" weaves a tale of mounting terror and tension as a pair of innocent newlyweds find themselves in the center of an unfolding nightmare revolving around Lugosi and Karloff's characters.
A ground-breaking piece of cinema, we proudly invite you to join us for an audience-interactive Q&A with Kirk Hammett and Sara Karloff (daughter of Boris Karloff) before the screening. There will also be contests, prizes and exclusive merchandise, as well as monster goodies from KVH Toys plus copies of Kirk's critically-acclaimed 2012 book "Too Much Horror Business".
November 28, 2012
Så er vinterudgaven af Cover Man på gaden – med to forsider. Den ene er med Metallica-trommeslageren Lars Ulrich og hans far, tennislegenden Torben Ulrich. Den anden, pariserfænomenet André Saraiva. Mød derudover Oscar-vinderen Anthony Dod Mantle, tøjmanden Mads Nørgaard og tag med Vinnie Who til Kazantip.
November 28, 2012
Mr. Hammett recently spoke with ArtsBeat by phone about provocative design, evil sounds and how horror fans and metal lovers are kindred spirits.
November 27, 2012
November 14, 2012
Kirk will be appearing at Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, March 23 for a special limited book signing. Stay tuned for a confirmed time, pre-sale book information and other details
November 2, 2012
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett may be the only rock star to have ever given an interview wearing fangs, and if so, there was a reason. The self-proclaimed horror nerd released his first book, "Too Much Horror Business: The Kirk Hammett Collection," a 224-page coffee table tome co-written by Steffan Chirazi, containing pictures of 300 items in the guitarist's vast collection of vintage horror posters, masks, toys and other collectibles. He held a book launch and Day of the Dead party at Public Works nightclub in the Mission on Nov. 1, attended by hundreds of fans in playfully ghoulish attire. Since age 5, he has been a fan of creepy stuff because "it was something I could relate to more than Disney movies," he said in a brief chat in the club's VIP room. "Horror is exciting and adventurous. It's a reffirmation of my existence, not to get too existential." Would he count playing stadium concerts in front of 80,000 fans terrifying? "No," he said with a laugh. "That's easy."
October 31, 2012
October 29, 2012
Yes, the lead guitarist from Metallica is throwing a party in the Mission the day after Halloween. And it's to celebrate his new book about his frighteningly large collection of monster-movie memorabilia! It's called Too Much Horror Business.
October 25, 2012
7x7 Magazine: Get Ghoulish at Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett's Day of the Dead Bash and Book Release Party
October 24, 2012
You may have heard about his new coffee-table book "Too Much Horror Business," a gorgeous compendium showing off his awesomely gruesome stash of rare posters, props, costumes, and toys dating from the early silent classics up to more modern horror culture. Well, in honor of the book, Kirk and his evil alter ego Kirk Von Hammett invite you to keep your week of Halloween partying going at his Day of the Dead bash and book release party on November 1st at Public Works.