Kirk Hammett


Birthday November 18, 1962

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace San Francisco, CA

Age 61 years old

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Lead guitarist for heavy metal band Metallica, the group known for their self-titled album which has also been called The Black Album. He was also a member of Exodus, a thrash metal outfit. 

Before Fame

He worked at Burger King to make enough money to buy a Marshall amplifier. He formed his first band in 1980. 


As a heavy metal guitarist, he was ranked #11 on Rolling Stone's All-Time Best Guitarists list. 

Family Life

He married Rebecca Enrica Kestelyn on December 3, 1987. After their divorce in 1991, he married Lani Gruttadauro on January 31, 1998. He has two sons named Vincenzo and Angel. 

Associated With

He is joined by singer/guitarist James Hetfield, bassist Robert Trujillo and drummer Lars Ulrich in Metallica. 


Kirk Hammett Highlights
Kirk Hammett Highlights