Kirk Hammett，出生于1962年11月18日，主音吉它手加入时间:1982年，出于1962年11月18日，出生地加利福尼亚旧金山，身高:171厘米(5英尺8英寸)，体重:61公斤(134磅)，婚姻状况:1998年4月4日结婚，妻子:Lani Hammett，曾加入的乐队:Exodus
In May 1983, Metallica traveled to Rochester, New York to record its debut album, Metal Up Your Ass. Due to the lead guitarist's (Dave Mustaine) substance abuse and violent tendencies, he was fired from the band, and would eventually form the band Megadeth. Hammett received a phone call from Metallica the same afternoon. Even though he had never left California before, Hammett gathered some money together and flew out to New York for an audition. As soon as Hammett arrived in New York, he was instantly asked to join the band. All of this happened prior to the recording of Kill 'Em All. At the time, Hammett was taking private lessons from guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani. He was also a member of Exodus at the time he was offered to join Metallica, and although the offer may have came as a surprise to him, he was already well acquainted with Metallica. While in Exodus, Hammett had shared the stage with Metallica on more than one occasion.