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Inside Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett's 'Horror Business'

The musician shows off the spooky toys that inspired his new book
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Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has long maintained a spooky hobby: collecting horror memorabilia. Now fans can get a peek at his vast assortment in Too Much Horror Business: The Kirk Hammett Collection, a 224-page book that includes photos of his souvenirs and interviews between Hammett and writer Steffan Chirazi. He also plans to release a series of tie-in toys through his Kirk Von Hammett line.

"I've been into horror movies ever since I was five years old. I started collecting horror-related stuff when I was six years old – monster magazines, comic books and whatnot," Hammett says. "Over the last five years or so, I started to get a few items that made my collection just that much better. I mean, really raised the overall quality of my collection." Here, he gives Rolling Stone a peek at his memorabilia.

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