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Inside Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett’s ‘Horror Business’

The musician shows off the spooky toys that inspired his new book

Kirk Hammett of the band Metallica.

Mark Leialoha

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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