METALLICA Guitarist To Appear At 'San Diego Comic-Con' Convention

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett will sign "a few pre-determined cool thingies" pertaining his forthcoming book, "Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Collection", at the San Diego Comic-Con convention on Friday, July 13 at the Tokyo Toy Booth #5336 in Hall G from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A posting on the METALLICA Facebook page reads: "A word to the wise...this will ONLY be open to those who already have convention credentials and those who have already registered via our 'cryptic' sign-up last week, but if even if you didn't get in the sign-up, if you have your badge, drift on by the Tokyo Toy Booth and eyeball the 'Too Much Horror Business' action, organized by our old friend Pushead who may be lurking around!"

"Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Collection" will be released in October via Abrams Images. Documenting Hammett's love of all things horror and the legendary collection of horror memorabilia he has amassed over the years, "Too Much Horror Business" is a stunning 228-page, hardback, large-format coffee-table book featuring well over 300 full-color images from Kirk's private collection and exclusive set photography by Mark Leialoha and Joe Gibbs. There will be three extensive conversations with writer Steffan Chirazi covering the importance of collecting in Hammett's life from childhood, plus written captions by Kirk for many of the items displayed in the book.

"It's a book about vintage tour and movie posters, vintage monster toys and artwork," Kirk told Guitar World recently. "It's basically all the stuff I've managed to amass over the last 30 years or so. I have such a huge collection and I just thought now was the right time to share it with everyone. And that's exactly what I'm doing."

"This is my gift to all the other horror nerds out there who are just like me," said Kirk in a new press statement. "It's been made with great love for all the many characters and movies which guided me through childhood, into adulthood and which still keep me on track today."

"Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Collection" can be pre-ordered here.

In addition to "Too Much Horror Business", Hammett will commence producing collectible items through his Kirk Von Hammett line, specifically toys. Each of the collectibles will be a strictly limited edition, with the first one being available on October 1 at www.kvhtoys.com.

"I've spent my life collecting toys, so what could be more fun than making a series of toys which indulge my childhood fantasies AND which people can collect!" said Hammett. "It's more about fulfilling a huge ambition than anything else, and I hope I get the first one!"

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