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Kirk Hammett To Release Book ‘Too Much Horror Business – The Kirk Hammett Collection’

Written by Mike Hohnen on June 21, 2012

It would appear that in light of recent income cutbacks, Metallica members have been left to their own devices to source new ways of raking in the cash. First we had Lars catching the acting bug, now lead guitarist Kirk Hammett has announced an up-and-coming book showcasing his love for the macabre and his incredible collection of all things horror.

The 228-page hardback coffee table edition will feature photography from the likes of Mark Leialoha and Joe Gibbs of more than 300 items in Hammett’s personal horde of memorabilia, according to Stereoboard. There will be three in-depth conversations between the guitar legend and author Steffan Chirazi, detailing the importance of the collection to Hammett, and images will be accompanied by captions from Kirk.

Horror movie memorabilia has played a key role in Hammett’s life, as he explains: “This is my gift to all the other horror nerds out there who are just like me”, says Kirk. “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.”

“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! It’s more about fulfilling a huge ambition than anything else, and I hope I get the first one!”

Punters at the maiden Orion Music Festival will be treated to a rare look at Hammett’s collections and what we can expect from the book. Rumour has it that items, mainly toys, will be available for sale through the site, set up for the book. T-shirts are available there also if that’s your sort of thing.

You can pre-order the book here as well as order your official T-shirt. More and more goodies are expected to be announced as the date of publication creeps closer – this October.

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