Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Talks Inspiration for ‘Too Much Horror Business’

2012-10-24

Story by Charles Ken

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett recently released a coffee table booked called ‘Too Much Horror Business’

Halloween is still about a week away, but people are already into the spooky spirit of the holiday, as store shelves are packed with Halloween decorations and candy treats. Perhaps nobody is better suited to celebrate Halloween than Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, a self-proclaimed horror movie fanatic.

It’s Hammett’s passion for horror movies that drew him to start his massive collection of horror memorabilia collection, but it was actually an outfit donned by late actor Boris Karloff that gave him the idea to write his new coffee table book, “Too Much Horror Business.” Karloff famously played Frankenstein’s monster in a several classic films, and he also acted as the narrator and the voice of the Grinch in Dr. Seuss’ kids’ classic “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.”

“One of my favorite pieces is the outfit Boris Karloff wore in The Black Cat from 1934,” Hammett recently told Fuse in a video interview. “When I acquired it, it made me seriously think about making a book. But once it arrived at my house, I put it on. I actually put it on and walked around and pretended I was Boris Karloff’s character for about two, three hours.”

Hammett is currently on the road in support of “Too Much Horror Business” with a book signing out that’s hitting various U.S. cities. For the full list of dates, head to the book’s official Facebook page.

 




Posted by Charles Ken | Metal, Music, Rock News

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