Metallica's Kirk Hammett Taking Horror Art Collection To SC

November 4, 2019

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's collection of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters and memorabilia, titled "It's Alive! Classic Horror And Sci-Fi Art From The Kirk Hammett Collection," will be on display at the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, South Carolina from February 15th, 2020 to May 17th, 2020.

The collection, currently at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto through January 5th, features more than 100 pieces including posters, toys, guitars, masks, and sculptures. Among them are classic posters for films like Dracula, Frankenstein, Barbarella, Bride Of Frankenstein, Creature From The Black Lagoon, King Kong and more.

Hammett, a lifelong collector and fan, has said he has a "real passion for the horror genre," and has also acknowledged its influence on the music he creates.

Speaking of music, Hammett revealed in a new interview in Rolling Stone that he sometimes gets frustrated that more of his musical ideas aren't used by Metallica. Asked if his contributions get rejected, Hammett responded: "All the time. 'That sounds too bluesy.' And I'm, like, 'F**king hell, it's just a slide. All right, whatever, tone police.' But you need tone police. Tone is super-important."

Hammett also said in a new interview that his musical ideas for Metallica get shot down by the "tone police."

SIDE NOTES: Metallica has shared a video showing Kirk Hammett read the entry about himself from the children’s book The ABCs Of Metallica. The book will feature rhymes and illustrations and will detail the history of the band. It's due out later this year. Watch: