Here are some interesting facts about Kirk Hammett:
- Kirk is a lacto-ovo vegetarian.
- His all-time favourite band is UFO.
- He was the final student taught by Joe Satriani.
- In a 1998 issue of Guitar Legends: The Top 100 Guitar Solos, Kirk is credited with 3 songs: ''One'' (No. 7), ''Fade to Black'' (No. 24), and ''Master of Puppets'' (No. 51).
- Previously, he was in the band Exodus before joining Metallica.
- Replaced Dave Mustaine as a permanent guitarist for Metallica in 1983.
- Collects vintage toys from 50s, 60s and 70s.
- His favourite drinks are: Martinis, Sky Vodka and green tea.
- He likes mountain biking, tattoos, piercing, collecting old horror movies stuff, cigars, philosophy, H.P. Lovecraft, taxidermy, pinball
- He describes himself as smelly, ugly, happy, obsessive, progressive and curious.
- Envisions playing with Metallica until he’s 60.
- Says that one day, he'll make a solo album, but hinted that that might not happen until he’s 70.