Kirk Hammett

1962 - Today

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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 4,650,232 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Kirk Hammett is the 255th most popular musician (down from 214th in 2019), the 1,437th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,214th in 2019) and the 75th most popular American Musician.

Kirk Hammett is most famous for being the lead guitarist and songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica.

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Among musicians, Kirk Hammett ranks 255 out of 2,675Before him are Mike Portnoy, Snoop Dogg, Sidney Bechet, José Feliciano, Amy Winehouse, and Liberace. After him are Mike Shinoda, Lisa Gerrard, Jerry Reed, Ray Conniff, Heinrich Neuhaus, and Wanda Landowska.

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Among people born in 1962, Kirk Hammett ranks 24Before him are Clyde Drexler, Kelly Preston, Jordan Belfort, Evander Holyfield, Wesley Snipes, and Mohammed Omar. After him are Steve Carell, Izzy Stradlin, Dave Gahan, Stephen Chow, Axl Rose, and Emilio Estevez.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kirk Hammett ranks 1,437 out of 15,968Before him are Lillian Asplund (1906), Sylvia Earle (1935), Liberace (1919), Raoul Walsh (1887), Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), and Michael Stuart Brown (1941). After him are Mike Shinoda (1977), Walter Chrysler (1875), Hugh David Politzer (1949), Pontiac (1714), Mamie Eisenhower (1896), and Leroy Anderson (1908).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Kirk Hammett ranks 75Before him are Jaco Pastorius (1951), Lenny Kravitz (1964), Mike Portnoy (1967), Snoop Dogg (1971), Sidney Bechet (1897), and Liberace (1919). After him are Mike Shinoda (1977), Jerry Reed (1937), Ray Conniff (1916), Dave Mustaine (1961), Sonny Rollins (1930), and Buddy Rich (1917).

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