Contact Us

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett to Publish First Horror Themed Book

Kirk Hammett-Too Much Horror Business
Abrams Image

Metallica‘s Kirk Hammett loves horror films. So much so that he’s dedicated a good portion of his disposable income over the years to building his own collection of memorabilia.

Hammett is ready to share his love of the genre in a big way for the rest of the year. First, fans will get a chance to see some of his favorite items at the “Kirk’s Crypt” display at the Orion Music + More festival taking place this Saturday and Sunday at Bader Field in Atlantic City, N.J. Then, this fall, he’ll publish his first book, ‘Too Much Horror Business – the Kirk Hammett Collection.’

The book is due in October via Abrams Image, and it documents all things horror. The 228-page hardback coffee table book features over 300 full color images of Kirk’s private collection, with photography done by Mark Leialoha and Joe Gibbs. In addition, Hammett had a sit down with writer Steffan Chirazi, who went in depth with the guitarist about the importance of collecting since his childhood. Hammett also offered a number of his own handwritten captions for the pieces featured in the book.

The guitarist says, “This is my gift to all the other horror nerds out there who are just like me. 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.” Book pre-orders are currently underway here.

In addition to the book, Hammett plans on producing collectible items through his Kirk Von Hammett line. Each of the toys will be strictly limited edition pieces, with the first ones being made available Oct. 1 at the KVH Toys website. “I’ve spent my life collecting toys, so what could be more fun than making a series of toys which indulge my childhood fantasies and which people can collect,” says Hammett. “It’s more about fulfilling a huge ambition than anything else, and I hope I get the first one!”

Best of The Rock Station 99X

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Cockpit quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The Cockpit contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.