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Metallica's Kirk Hammett Explains Horror's Influence On Him

10/12/2015
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(Classic Rock) Kirk Hammett explains how horror movies and comic books have played a big part in his life both in and away from music. The Metallica guitarist says he identified with the horror genre as a young outcast growing up in San Francisco and that he saw parallels with his own life and that of the monsters in the books he read and films he obsessed over.

Hammett tells Collectors Weekly: "Believe it or not, I'm a totally introverted person. People see me onstage and see that I walk out in front 50,000 people not even batting an eyelash, but I'm just used to that.

"Because of my family history, I always felt like an outsider. I was super shy as a kid, very quiet and observant. I had trouble fitting into a lot of situations, and I felt like a monster myself. A lot of the stuff I saw the monsters experiencing on the screen, I had a version of that in my own life." Read more here.

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