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Kirk Hammett

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Birthday
18, 1962
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1962 (age 56)
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA

About

Lead guitarist for heavy metal band Metallica, the group known for albums like Kill 'Em All. 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. 

Trivia

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.