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 have no regrets over suing Napster: “We’re still in the right on that”

Now, some 20 years later, Metallica’s lead guitarist Kirk Hammett maintains that they were right to take legal action against Napster. He points to the evolution of the music industry as proof that they acted prudently and were even ahead of the curve in ...
Posted: May 14, 2018, 1:20 pm

Watch Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo Cover “Dancing Queen” in Sweden

There’s a part in Metallica’s set where Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo get the stage to themselves to jam–the “Rob and Kirk doodle,” it’s sometimes called. Often, it’s a playful instrumental interplay, designed to showcase how hard each of ...
Posted: May 10, 2018, 6:26 am

Metallica Was Right About Suing Napster, Guitarist Says

While the band has received a lot of critique for it, guitarist Kirk Hammett says it was the right decision, suggesting that piracy destroyed the music business. But, while Hammett is mourning the state of the music industry, revenues are on the rise again ...
Posted: May 15, 2018, 10:34 am
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