Kirk( Lee) Hammett was born in San Francisco on November 18,1962. First of all Hammett grew up in El Sobrante.Then he went to Richmond for high school.He started playing guitar at the age of 15.He was trying so many guitar equipments to find the best tone on guitar.His first group was the Exodus.He was also one of the founders of the Exodus.In 1982 Kirk Hammett prepared the “1982 Demo” with Exodus and he played an important role with his group in the development of the” Bay Area Thrash”.They performed live shows two times as the Metallica’s front group.After many years Dave Mustaine who was the former lead guitarist of Metallica left the group and the manager of the group started looking for a new lead guitarist.He recommended Kirk Hammett to the group.Hammett accepted this request,left Exodus and started to play with Metallica.He took special guitar courses from Joe Satriani.He has been playing in Metallica since 1983 and he made an awesome career in his music life to this day.He is still in Metallica and still rocking in Metallica.