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Kirk Hammett

Kirk Hammett

Real/full name:
Kirk Lee Hammett
58 (born Nov 18th, 1962)
Place of origin:
United States (San Francisco, California)


Kirk Hammett was originally in the thrash metal band Exodus, until he replaced Dave Mustaine in Metallica.


Joined Meshuggah on stage on April 12, 2015, at RockBar Theater in San Jose, California during the second installment of his annual horror-themed Fear FestEvil, a music and memorabilia event.

Hammett is known for always having his picking hand taped to protect his skin due to his habit of palm muting and fast picking during lengthy tours.

Also guest with:
- Echobrain (also featuring Jason ...


Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing) (1983-present)

1983 Kill 'Em All Guitars (lead)
1983 Whiplash (Single) Guitars (lead)
1984 Jump in the Fire (Single) Guitars (lead)
1984 Ride the Lightning Songwriting (tracks 4, 5, 7), Lyrics (track 7), Guitars (lead)
1984 Creeping Death (Single) Guitars (lead)
1986 Master of Puppets Guitars (lead), Songwriting (tracks 2-5, 8)
1986 Master of Puppets (Single) Guitars (lead)
1987 The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited (EP) Guitars (lead)
1987 Cliff 'Em All! (Video) Guitars (lead)
1988 Harvester of Sorrow (Single) Guitars (lead)
1988 ...and Justice for All Songwriting (tracks 2, 3, 7, 9), Guitars (lead)
1988 Eye of the Beholder (Single) Guitars (lead)
1989 One (Single) Guitars (lead)
1989 2 of One (Video) Guitars (lead)
1991 Enter Sandman (Single) Guitars (lead)
1991 Metallica Songwriting (tracks 1, 4, 7, 9), Guitars (lead)
1991 The Unforgiven (Single) Guitars (lead)
1992 Nothing Else Matters (Single) Guitars (lead)
1992 Live at Wembley Stadium (Single) Guitars
1992 For Those About to Rock - Monsters in Moscow (Split video) Guitars (lead)
1992 Wherever I May Roam (Single) Guitars (lead)
1992 A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica Part 1 & 2 (Video) Guitars (lead)
1993 Sad but True (Single) Guitars (lead)
1993 Live Shit: Binge & Purge (Live album) Guitars (lead)
1994 One (live) (Single) Guitars (lead)
1996 Until It Sleeps (Video) Guitars (lead)
1996 Until It Sleeps (Single) Guitars (lead)
1996 Load Guitars (lead)
1996 Hero of the Day (Single) Guitars (lead)
1996 Mama Said (Single) Guitars (lead)
1997 King Nothing (Single) Guitars (lead)
1997 The Memory Remains (Single) Guitars (lead)
1997 Reload Guitars (lead)
1998 Live in London - Antipodean Tour Edition (Single) Guitars (lead)
1998 The Unforgiven II (Single) Guitars (lead)
1998 Fuel (Single) Guitars (lead)
1998 Turn the Page (Single) Guitars (lead)
1998 Garage Inc. Guitars (lead)
1998 Cunning Stunts (Video) Guitars (lead)
1999 Whiskey in the Jar (Single) Guitars (lead)
1999 Die Die My Darling (Single) Guitars (lead)
1999 Nothing Else Matters (Single) Guitars (lead)
1999 S&M (Live album) Guitars (lead)
1999 S&M (Video) Guitars (lead)
2000 No Leaf Clover (Single) Guitars (lead)
2000 I Disappear (Single) Guitars (lead)
2003 St. Anger Guitars (lead)
2003 St. Anger (Single) Guitars
2003 Frantic (Single) Guitars
2004 The Unnamed Feeling (Single) Guitars (lead)
2004 Some Kind of Monster (Single) Guitars (lead)
2006 The Videos 1989-2004 (Video) Guitars (lead)
2007 Live Earth (Live album) Guitars (lead)
2008 The Day That Never Comes (Single) Guitars (lead)
2008 My Apocalypse (Single) Guitars (lead)
2008 Cyanide (Single) Guitars (lead)
2008 The Judas Kiss (Single) Guitars (lead)
2008 Death Magnetic Guitars (lead)
2008 All Nightmare Long (Single) Guitars (lead)
2009 Broken, Beat & Scarred (Single) Guitars (lead)
2009 Français pour une nuit - Live aux Arènes de Nîmes 2009 (Video) Guitars (lead)
2009 Orgullo, pasión y gloria - Tres noches en la ciudad de México (Video) Guitars (lead)
2010 Frantic / Paranoid (Split) Guitars (lead)
2010 Six Feet Down Under (Live album) Guitars (lead)
2010 The Big 4: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria (Split video) Guitars (lead)
2010 Six Feet Down Under Part II (Live album) Guitars (lead)
2010 Live at Grimey's (Live album) Guitars (lead)
2011 The View (Single) Guitars (lead)
2011 Lulu (Collaboration) Guitars (lead)
2011 Beyond Magnetic (EP) Guitars (lead), Songwriting
2012 The First 30 Years (Single) Guitars (lead), Songwriting (track 2)
2012 Quebec Magnetic (Video) Guitars (lead)
2013 Through the Never (Music from the Motion Picture) (Live album) Guitars (lead)
2014 One (Awards Show Rehearsal Version) (Single) Guitars (lead)
2014 Lords of Summer (First Pass Version) (Single) Guitars (lead)
2016 Live Metallica: San Juan, Puerto Rico | October 26, 2016 (Live album) Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
2016 Fifth Member Exclusive Deluxe Box Set Sampler (Compilation) Guitars (lead)
2016 Liberté, égalité, fraternité, Metallica! (Live album) Guitars (lead)
2016 Live Metallica: Minneapolis, MN (Live album) Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
2016 Hardwired (Single) Guitars (lead)
2016 Live Metallica: Webster Hall in New York, NY (Live album) Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
2016 Moth into Flame (Single) Guitars (lead)
2016 Atlas, Rise! (Single) Guitars (lead)
2016 Live Metallica: House of Vans in London, United Kingdom (Live album) Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
2016 Hardwired... to Self-Destruct Guitars (lead)
2017 Live Metallica: Seoul, South Korea - January 11, 2017 (Live album) Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
2017 Live Metallica: Shanghai, China - January 15, 2017 (Live album) Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
2017 Live at the Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan - November 18th, 1986 (Live album) Guitars (lead)
2018 Dyers Eve (Remastered) (Single) Songwriting
2018 Eye of the Beholder (Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England / October 10th, 1988) (Single) Songwriting
2019 Helping Hands... Live & Acoustic at The Masonic (Live album) Guitars (acoustic)
2019 May 3, 2019 Madrid, Spain. Valdebebas (Live album) Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
2020 Live in Argentina (1993 - 2017) (Live album) Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
2020 Blackened 2020 (Single) Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
2020 All Within My Hands (Live) / Nothing Else Matters (Live) (Single) Songwriting (track 1)
2020 Moth into Flame (Live) (Single) Songwriting (tracks 2 & 4)
2020 For Whom the Bell Tolls (live) (Single) Songwriting (tracks 3 & 5)
2020 S&M 2 (Live album) Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
2020 Live at Donington '87 (Live album) Guitars
2020 Motherload (Live album) Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
(show all)


Guitars (1979-1983)

1982 1982 Demo (Demo) Guitars
1983 Die by His Hand (Demo) Guitars

Spastik Children



2014 Salt the Wound (Single) Guitars (lead)
2014 Blood In, Blood Out Guitars (lead) (track 4)
2021 Salt the Wound (Single) Guitars (lead) (track 1)

Michael Schenker Fest

2018 Warrior (Single) Guitars (lead, track 2)
2018 Resurrection Guitars (lead) (track 1)

Blind Illusion

1986 Slow Death (Demo) Mixing, Recording
1988 The Sane Asylum Producer

Death Angel

1985 Kill as One (Demo) Producer
2005 Archives & Artifacts (Compilation) Producer


2004 Tempo of the Damned Songwriting (track 9)


2001 Classic Albums: Metallica (Video) Interviewee
2011 The View (Single) Producer
2011 Lulu (Collaboration) Producer
2018 Dyers Eve (Remastered) (Single) Producer
2018 The Wait (Remastered) (Single) Producer
2018 One (Live at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA / December 7th, 1988) (Single) Producer


2010 Beyond the Lighted Stage (Video) Interviewee


2000 Kill Yourself: The Movie (Video) Cameo apearance (track 15)
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