Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Releasing First Book

The cover of Kirk’s book

Famous dudes get book deals. It’s plain and simple. Doesn’t matter if you can construct a complete sentence, or weave prose like a poet. Fame gets you shit you don’t deserve.

That said, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett has announced he will publish his first book, “Too Much Horror Business – The Kirk Hammett Collection,” this October on Abrams Image.

The book documents Kirk’s love of all things horror, and the legendary collection of horror memorabilia he has amassed over the years.

The 228-page, hardback, large format coffee table book features well over 300 full color images from Kirk’s private collection and exclusive set photography by Mark Leialoha and Joe Gibbs.

There will also 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, who, I suspect, will be charging money for this gift.

“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,” he says.

I won’t be at Orion Music + More this weekend because I have to work. Shit sucks.

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