...And on Top of That
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.
October 20, 2012
October 19, 2012
Robert Trujillo will be participating in Base Player LIVE! this weekend in Los Angeles. Tomorrow, October 20, Robert will be presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to Jaco Pastorius, with Jaco's family on hand, as well as previewing his documentary about Jaco's life at the Key Club with doors opening at 7:00 PM. Click here for tickets.
Sunday, he will be doing a clinic at SIR Studios at 2:15 PM and Jaco's famed "bass of doom" will be on display. Click here for tickets.
All the details are here if you would like to join Robert for either or both days!
Bloody Disgusting: Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Talks 'Too Much Horror Business' Plus Possibility Of Next Book
October 8, 2012
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to bring you an exclusive interview with Kirk Hammett, the legendary lead guitarist of Metallica! We got the opportunity to ask Kirk a few questions about Metallica before we dove into the world of horror and his book Too Much Horror Business. We also get to hear stories of Kirk's childhood as well as a bit about Cliff Burton and his love of horror.
October 5, 2012
October 2, 2012
Wired went deep inside Kirk's ghoulish dungeon to see his very cool, very creepy collection. Find out what lurks below in the video on their site.