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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Metallica's Kirk Hammett on What He Loves About Horror

Posted By on Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Kirk Hammett, horror freak.
  • Kirk Hammett, horror freak.

From the latest SF Weekly:

Kirk Hammett on his new Fear FestEvil: I've been attracted to horror movies ever since I was a young child. Back then I just loved getting scared. It was a very exciting thing for me to sit there and check out cool-looking monsters and get scared. As an adult I can be more philosophical about it, and say it puts me in touch with my own mortality and all that other bullshit, but bottom line is, I still get a thrill from watching horror movies, and that thrill is the same thrill I had when I was a kid. It never died. Maybe I just still have yet to fucking grow up, I don't know. But for me a good horror movie is like a good heavy metal song.... [continue reading]

Skrillex 101: His real name is Sonny Moore, and he spent part of his childhood in San Francisco, where he was into skateboarding and hyper-aggressive rock music. Nowadays, like everyone in the music industry, he lives in L.A., and he's incredibly popular with people who walk around shirtless at dance music festivals across the world. (He's also won six Grammys.) Skrillex put on multi-day parties in New York and L.A. two years ago, and this week he's gracing our fine city with a week-long takeover. [continue reading]

Hidden Agenda: Small local shows to catch this week.

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and lows from the week in S.F. music.

And we recommend shows:

The Pack A.D. at Brick and Mortar Music Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Poolside at Mezzanine on Saturday, Feb. 8.

Sheila E.'s Elevate Oakland benefit concert with Michael Franti and more at the Fox Oakland on Saturday, Feb. 8.

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