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Kirk Hammett

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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 5,214,054 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Kirk Hammett is the 225th most popular musician (up from 255th in 2019), the 1,323rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,436th in 2019) and the 66th 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 225 out of 2,662Before him are Mike Shinoda, Billy Idol, Romano Mussolini, Stéphane Grappelli, Ken Hensley, and Izzy Stradlin. After him are Marilyn Manson, Consuelo Velázquez, Toots Thielemans, Isaac Stern, Maria Theresia von Paradis, and John Mayall.

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Among people born in 1962, Kirk Hammett ranks 22Before him are Olga Tokarczuk, Steve Carell, Abdullah II of Jordan, Jordan Belfort, Wesley Snipes, and Izzy Stradlin. After him are Clyde Drexler, Dave Gahan, Michelle Yeoh, Joan Laporta, Anthony Kiedis, and Carlos Sainz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kirk Hammett ranks 1,323 out of 18,182Before him are Max Wright (1943), Queen Noor of Jordan (1951), Linda McCartney (1941), Douglas McGregor (1906), Tom Morello (1964), and Henry Way Kendall (1926). After him are Dionne Warwick (1940), Lyonel Feininger (1871), Mark Harmon (1951), Mike Pence (1959), Ed Asner (1929), and Marilyn Manson (1969).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Kirk Hammett ranks 66Before him are Lenny Kravitz (1964), Bill Haley (1925), Duff McKagan (1964), J. J. Cale (1938), Mike Shinoda (1977), and Izzy Stradlin (1962). After him are Marilyn Manson (1969), Paul Stanley (1952), Mike Portnoy (1967), Sonny Rollins (1930), Art Blakey (1919), and John Zorn (1953).

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