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Kirk Lee Hammett (born November 18, 1962 in El Sobrante, California, USA) is the lead guitarist in heavy metal group Metallica. Kirk is one of the most well-known guitar students of legendary guitarist/instructor Joe Satriani.

Hammett was born in El Sobrante, California to a Filipino mother and an Irish Merchant Marine father. As a child and teenager, he showed great interest in his older brother Rick's extensive collection of hard rock records, including material by Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath… read more

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  • Avatar for mtrajkovski
    Kirk Hammett is one of the greatest guitarists. Greetings from Metallica Fan Club Serbia !!!
  • Avatar for duartemetal01
    Great guy.
  • Avatar for Oates_Moustache
    clearly a pedo
  • Avatar for glasgowsmile_
    Siemaneczko Kirkaneczko :D [7]
  • Avatar for Dracula_Corpses
    Siemaneczko Kirkaneczko :D [6]
  • Avatar for Zach216
    @leandro... true other guys do use a WAH but sparsely in most cases... Kirk is a WAH abuser... and the reason the Wah is a (usually stupid effect, especially on lead... it's cooler occasionally on rhythm) but basically it dilutes the notes... and makes them nearly impossible to make-out as a listener... basically it's a CRUTCH (if you suck balls at playing the guitar)
  • Avatar for dustycheese102
    Kirk fucking shreds
  • Avatar for L3mmyBLS
  • Avatar for allef_oliveira
    Cadê o respeito com o melhor guitarrista do mundo?
  • Avatar for Zaqq_the
    Quoting the virtuoso himself: "Wah wah wah, wah. Wah."

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