METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Surfing In Hawaii; New Photos Posted Online

Several brand new photos of METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett surfing at The Banzai Pipeline, a surf reef break located in Hawaii, off Ehukai Beach Park in Pupukea on O'ahu's North Shore, can be found at Transworld.net.

Hammett last year announced plans to write his first book, called "Too Much Horror Business". Hammett told RollingStone.com that the book will be all about his favorite genre, saying, "Horror movie posters, toys, artwork, comic books, the whole thing. It's something I've been into ever since I can remember. I remember finding my first monster magazine in San Francisco when I was six years old."

Hammett is famous for his collection of horror memorabilia, and has been known to occasionally auction off rarities like the only known lobby card for the lost 1927 Lon Chaney film "London After Midnight" and a Swedish poster for the 1933 "King Kong".

He said his favorite horror movie is either 1932's "The Mummy" or 1935's "The Bride Of Frankenstein", adding, "I'm an old school guy, you know, a big Boris Karloff fan. If you want to bring it up to present times, I really love "The Evil Dead" and "Re-Animator". I'm still waiting to see "The Human Centipede"! I can't wait!"

Hammett said the book will come out this year and will be "quirky Kirk Hammett — not too serious, but not too goofy, either."

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