Kirk Hammett

1962 - Today

Kirk Hammett

Kirk Lee Hammett (born November 18, 1962) is an American musician who has been the lead guitarist and a contributing songwriter for heavy metal band Metallica since 1983. Before joining Metallica he formed and named the band Exodus. In 2003, Hammett was ranked 11th on Rolling Stone's list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kirk Hammett has received more than 3,250,727 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 216th most popular musician.

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  • 55

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.37

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Kirk Hammett ranks 216 out of 2,258Before him are Duff McKagan, Kitarō, Ian Paice, Joe Jackson, Count Basie, and Rudolf Schenker. After him are Alan Parsons, Peter Tosh, Joni Mitchell, Matteo Carcassi, Ram Narayan, and Paul Wittgenstein.

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Among people born in 1962, Kirk Hammett ranks 17Before him are Abdullah II of Jordan, Ralph Fiennes, Sandra, David Fincher, Carles Puigdemont, and Alexander Litvinenko. After him are Wesley Snipes, Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Manuel Valls, Jordan Belfort, and Stephen Chow.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kirk Hammett ranks 1,214 out of 12,171Before him are Lloyd Shapley (1923), Count Basie (1904), Barry Nelson (1917), Scott Glenn (1939), Rip Torn (1931), and Andrew S. Tanenbaum (1944). After him are Farrah Fawcett (1947), Shelley Duvall (1949), George Benson (1943), John Dickson Carr (1906), Tori Amos (1963), and Hugh David Politzer (1949).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Kirk Hammett ranks 63Before him are Lenny Kravitz (1964), Liberace (1919), Paul Stanley (1952), Duff McKagan (1964), Joe Jackson (1928), and Count Basie (1904). After him are Eddie Cochran (1938), Charles Mingus (1922), Lionel Richie (1949), Buddy Rich (1917), Fats Domino (1928), and Ornette Coleman (1930).