For as long as he can remember, Kirk Hammett has found fascination, escape and even love within the world of horror movies. As the lead guitarist of rock superstars Metallica, Hammett has been able to indulge this passion and procure the art and artefacts from the world of fantasy and horror. This is a record of his collection.
Kirk Hammett has been the lead guitarist for Metallica since 1983. In 2003, he was ranked 11th in Rolling Stone's list, The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. The co author is Steffan Chirazi, a music journalist who has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Penthouse, and Salon.com. He also works with Metallica as their inhouse fan magazine editor and creative director.