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Metallica's Kirk Hammet To Release New Book "Too Much Horror Business"

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Metallica's Kirk Hammett announced today that he will publish his first book, "Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Collection," this October via Abrams Image. Documenting Kirk's love of all things horror, and the legendary collection of horror memorabilia he has amassed over the years, TMHB is a 228 page hardback, large format coffee table book featuring well over 300 full color images from Kirk's private collection and exclusive set photography by Mark Leialoha and Joe Gibbs.

There will be three extensive conversations with writer Steffan Chirazi covering the importance of collecting in Hammett's life from childhood, plus written captions by Kirk for many of the items displayed in the book.

"This is my gift to all the other horror nerds out there who are just like me," says Kirk, "it's been made with great love for all the many characters and movies which guided me through childhood, into adulthood and which still keep me on track today."

On June 23rd - 24th, at Orion Music + More, the new annual festival founded by Metallica and taking place in Atlantic City, NJ, fans will see a preview of what's to come in "Too Much Horror Business." Hammett will be hosting Kirk's Crypt and offering fans an extraordinary glimpse into his collection. More information on Kirk's Crypt and Orion Music + More can be found by visiting this location.

In addition to "Too Much Horror Business," Hammett will also commence producing collectible items through his Kirk Von Hammett line, specifically toys. Each of the collectibles will be a strictly limited edition, with the first one being available on October 1st here.

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Blindgreed1's avatar

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1. Blindgreed1 writes:

I had hoped he was comming out of the closet. What say you Brian?

# Jun 20, 2012 @ 6:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrianMN writes:

^^^My gaydar says yes. And his voice....uugh...total f@g.
My heart says...PLEASE GOD NO!!!!
I don't want him on my bus I don't care how much money he has.

A new book?
"The Lead Guitarists Guide To Bad Hair Implants."
.....God I'm a b****.

I know..."How To Write The Same Lead OVER AND OVER."
....OK I'll stop. :)

# Jun 20, 2012 @ 6:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

LMFAO! You didn't need to stop. Basic Hammet guitar formula = wah pedal. Lol.

# Jun 20, 2012 @ 6:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

more like: ""how to stay in the closet and make people believe you are straight....the life and times of a closet rock star""

brianmn: any more quotes?!?!?!?!?!?!?

# Jun 20, 2012 @ 7:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. coco writes:

these motherf***ers died when they merged with lou reed....f*** man dat sh** was horrendous.....

# Jun 20, 2012 @ 7:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BrianMN writes:

So right you are BG about the wah.
I shouldn't rip too bad. Mrs. Hammett has had some mighty fine leads over the years.
Thing That Should Not Be and Frayed Ends of Sanity being two of my favorites.
But since they've been king for so long, they are so much fun to make fun of.
Especially Lars and his whole recent "We have bills to pay crap".

More book titles?
If you insist. :)
"How to suck off your drummer in less than ten seconds"
"Dealing with two psychotic bandmates"
"Harry Hammett and the Goblet of Jizz"
"I'm running dry but Lars kept some for later".
And finally...Hammett's cookbook...."Cooking with Cream, 100 high protein snacks you can't be without".
Later....

# Jun 20, 2012 @ 9:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

LMMFAO! \m/\m/

# Jun 21, 2012 @ 3:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Necrovomit writes:

"making love to a little danish drummer"

# Jun 22, 2012 @ 12:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Blindgreed1 writes:

He's got some good ones eh Necro? Lol. Nice to read ya BTW.

# Jun 22, 2012 @ 11:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Necrovomit writes:

thanx. i've been reading just haven't really had time to post with school and such

# Jun 23, 2012 @ 12:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BoltThrower writes:

It's full of Maplethorpe photos.

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