Kirk Hammett Net Worth is$70 Million
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Kirk Hammett is an American songwriter and the lead guitarist in the internationally-known heavy metal band Metallica. Born in San Francisco on November 18, 1962, he has a net worth of $70 million. Kirk's love of music led him to form a band in 1980, which he named Exodus, (when he was only 18 years old) prior to his involvement with Metallica. Kirk stayed in Exodus for three years, from 1980 to 1983. Known for using many different guitars, Kirk Hammett excels on all of them. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him Number 11 of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. His work on song "Enter Sandman," has been ranked Number 399 on the Rolling Stone magazine list of The Greatest Songs of All Time. Kirk Hammett and Metallica remain busy and in demand today. Kirk continues to write songs, record and tour regularly. Other Metallica net worths: Lars Ulrich Net Worth James Hetfield Net Worth Jason Newsted Net Worth Robert Trujillo Net Worth
Kirk Lee Hammett (born November 18, 1962) is the lead guitarist and a songwriter in the heavy metal band Metallica and has been a member of the band since 1983. Before joining Metallica he formed and named the band Exodus. In 2003, Hammett was ranked 11th on Rolling Stone's list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. In 2009, Hammett was ranked number 15 in Joel McIver's book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists.
Hammett was born on November 18, 1962 in San Francisco to a Filipina mother (Chefela) and an Irish Merchant Marine father. He attended De Anza High School in Richmond, California. While attending De Anza High School he met Les Claypool of Primus and they remain close friends.
After purchasing a 1978 Fender Stratocaster copy, Hammett attempted to customize his sound with various guitar parts, eventually buying a 1974 Gibson Flying V. Hammett also took a job at Burger King as a youth before quitting once he saved enough money for his Marshall amplifier.
Hammett's musical interests eventually drew him into the fledgling thrash metal genre. In 1980, he formed the band Exodus with vocalist Paul Baloff, guitarist Gary Holt, bassist Geoff Andrews, and drummer Tom Hunting. He played on Exodus' 1982 Demo. Exodus was an influential band in the Bay Area thrash movement.
In 1983 Hammett was invited to join Metallica following the dismissal of the band's original lead guitarist Dave Mustaine, who went on to form the band Megadeth. This was prior to the recording of Kill 'Em All. At the time Hammett was taking private lessons from guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani.
Hammett has written and contributed riffs for Metallica songs since the mid-1980s (particularly in the 1990s during the Load era). One of these riffs, used in "Enter Sandman" became one of Metallica's most popular songs. It was the first track and first single on Metallica's self-titled Black Album and was ranked 399th on Rolling Stone's list of the greatest songs of all time. The bridge for "Creep

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Once Again Shares Praise For The Dillinger Escape Plan

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has once again taken to the internet to share some praise for The Dillinger Escape Plan, this time for their recently released farewell album, “Dissociation“. He posted the following tweet earlier today: Oh man , this ...
Posted: October 19, 2016, 4:14 pm

Kirk Hammett Says You Should Absolutely Check Out the New Dillinger Escape Plan Album

Last year, Kirk got the DEP boys super excited by singing praises of their 2009 track "Farewell, Mona Lisa," saying the track's breakdown/buildup section "fucking kills," adding: "TDEP are sick! Ignore anyone who says different!" The band replied by saying ...
Posted: October 18, 2016, 4:00 pm

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The band’s present lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Shortly after headlining the Global Citizens concert in Central Park on Sunday, Metallica announced it was playing ...
Posted: October 19, 2016, 5:26 am
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