Wednesday, July 11, 2012
NEW 9”X12” ART AND PHOTO BOOK BY KIRK HAMMETT FEATURES HAMMETT’S COLLECTION OF HORROR MEMORABILIA
Metallica’s Kirk Hammett announced today that he will publish his first book, Too Much Horror Business – The Kirk Hammett Collection, this October via Abrams Image. Documenting Kirk’s love of all things horror, and the legendary collection of horror memorabilia he has amassed over the years, TMHB is a stunning 228 page, hardback, large format coffee table book featuring well over 300 full color images from Kirk’s private collection and exclusive set photography by Mark Leialoha and Joe Gibbs. There will be three extensive conversations with writer Steffan Chirazi covering the importance of collecting in Hammett’s life from childhood, plus written captions by Kirk for many of the items displayed in the book.
“This is my gift to all the other horror nerds out there who are just like me,” says Kirk, “it’s been made with great love for all the many characters and movies which guided me through childhood, into adulthood and which still keep me on track today.”
from Kirk Hammett's website:
That's right, should you find yourself in San Diego at that little ol' shindig otherwise known as the San Diego Comic Convention, aka San Diego Comic-Con, on Friday the 13th, a certain KVH will be at the TOKYO TOY BOOTH #5336 Hall G from 1.30 to 2.30 PDT signing a few pre-determined cool thingies pertaining to the forthcoming book about Kirk Hammett's collection titled TOO MUCH HORROR BUSINESS.
A word to the wise...this will ONLY be open to those who ALREADY HAVE CONVENTION CREDENTIALS and those who have ALREADY REGISTERED via our "cryptic" sign-up last week, but even if you DIDN'T get in the sign-up, if you have your badge, drift on by the TOKYO TOY BOOTH and eyeball the TMHB action, organized by our old friend Pushead who may be lurking around!
There is rumor that Kirk will be bringing a prototype of his first Japanese vinyl toy sculpted by Kim Ito of Pushead's Hydrobaby fame.