Watching the man with his collection, though, one is not so sure. Before we leave, Hammett takes another look at the poster for The Mummy, the one he almost didn't get. It's more than twice his size, and he still looks bowled over by its magnitude. Discovering guitar may have sent Hammett off a cliff, but the bony fingers of horror held on to his heart.

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joshnorem
joshnorem

Wow, interesting article. I didn't even know he collected this stuff and I've listened to him his whole career. A great read. 

matthew.crompton
matthew.crompton

Hella interesting -- there's always a tendency to reduce "celebrities" to what they're best known for -- Oh, Kirk Hammet? He's just the guitarist for Metallica -- without realizing that this entire other (and pretty awesome) narrative is just hanging out there untold. Nice interview.

magiej
magiej

Fascinating guy, interesting collection. I bet he could supply a good size museum! I'd pay to see it! Good read Alee Karim.

creditwise
creditwise

What a crazy collection! 

 

Loved reading about it! 

 

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