Not only is Kirk Hammett the lead guitarist for Metallica, one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time, but he’s also the curator of one of the world’s finest collections of monster-movie memorabilia, a collection few people have ever seen. In Too Much Horror Business, Kirk finally unveils his near-mythical treasure trove of rare posters, props, costumes, and toys from the early silent classics to more modern fare. From Bela Lugosi’s annotated Dracula script to the creepy Donnie Darko bunny suit to cool model kits from the 1960s, Hammett has amassed hundreds of items over the years, including priceless international collectibles as well as the quirkier toys of his youth. Alongside scores of full-color, original photographs in this highly designed volume, Kirk offers up thoughts about his appreciation for all things scary and fantastic, shedding light on not only the collection of a lifetime, but the man himself.
Praise for Too Much Horror Business:
“Like a classic record, there are numerous layers to Too Much Horror Business: The Kirk Hammett Collection, and that’s what makes it so utterly rewarding. Plus, it’s damn beautiful to look at. Ultimately, this is one of the best books of the year and a true game-changer. Whether you’re a Metallica fan, a horror fan, or just a reader in general, you need it.” —ArtistDirect.com
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About the Author
For more than 25 years, Kirk Hammett has been the lead guitarist for Metallica. With the band, he has sold 100 million albums worldwide, won nine Grammys, and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He lives in San Francisco.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A great book from Metallica's Kirk Hammett! There are hundreds of photos of Kirk's collection of horror movie posters, toys and other memorabilia as well as some photos of Kirk himself (some of them in costume). He has so much stuff, it makes me wonder where he keeps it all. There is also an interview with Kirk where he discusses his collecting habits. If you take a close look at the cover, there are little skulls just barely visible on the black background. Cool little detail!
Yes, Kirk Hammett. Bad freakin Ass
This book is amazing. Chock full of pictures and notations from Kirk Hammett. Just about every horror related collectible that you can think of is contained in this book. From movie posters, toys, magazines, original artwork to amazing life size sculptures of actors Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. I ordered this book on December 1 and got it today; December 3. Highly recommended to my fellow horror fans or to those interested in the horror genre. You will not be disappointed in this book!