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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett taking horror art collection to South Carolina

Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images
Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett‘s collection of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters and memorabilia, titled “It’s Alive! Classic Horror And Sci-Fi Art From The Kirk Hammett Collection,” will be on display at the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, South Carolina from February 15th, 2020 to May 17th, 2020.

The collection, currently at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto through January 5th, features more than 100 pieces including posters, toys, guitars, masks, and sculptures. Among them are classic posters for films like Dracula, Frankenstein, Barbarella, Bride Of Frankenstein, Creature From The Black Lagoon, King Kong and more.

Hammett, a lifelong collector and fan, has said he has a “real passion for the horror genre,” and has also acknowledged its influence on the music he creates.

Speaking of music, Hammett revealed in a new interview in Rolling Stone that he sometimes gets frustrated that more of his musical ideas aren’t used by Metallica. Asked if his contributions get rejected, Hammett responded: “All the time. ‘That sounds too bluesy.’ And I’m, like, ‘F**king hell, it’s just a slide. All right, whatever, tone police.’ But you need tone police. Tone is super-important.”

Hammett told us a while back that coming up with material is never a problem for Metallica: “We’re a band that never has a shortage of ideas. You know, you hear about these bands that are like, oh, they’re sitting in the studio and they don’t have any songs, what are they gonna do? That’s not Metallica. Metallica’s problem is the total opposite: we have too many ideas, which ones are we gonna use. And so that’s pretty much how it stands with us.”

Hammett recently said that he has already accumulated “a lot” of “kick-ass, great” ideas for Metallica’s next album.

Story source: Blabbermouth

SIDE NOTES: Metallica has shared a video showing Kirk Hammett read the entry about himself from the children’s book The ABCs Of Metallica. The book will feature rhymes and illustrations and will detail the history of the band. It’s due out later this year. Watch: