Kirk Hammett Moderating Horror Festival Panel


Metallica's Kirk Hammett will serve as the moderator at the famed horror festival, Midsummer Scream, on July 30th at Southern California's Long Beach Convention Center. Hammett will head up the panel that features relatives of the horror genre's original stars. reported: "The 90-minute 'Original Monster Kids' panel will feature Sara Karloff, daughter of Boris Karloff; Ron Chaney, grandson and great-grandson of Lon Chaney Jr. and Sr.; Lynne Lugosi Sparks, granddaughter of Bela Lugosi; and Victoria Price, daughter of Vincent Price, as they share personal family stories, photos, and 'perhaps a home movie or two,' giving fans a very personal look into the private lives of the actors who brought some of film’s most iconic characters to life."

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Kirk Hammett has admitted in the past that he spends vast sums on horror movie memorabilia, guitars and other collectibles, and has even bankrolled his own horror convention in the Bay Area. He told us a while back that he prefers to keep that side of his life separate from his musical career: ["I'm really trying to like keep them separate — my musical career and my horror career. It's really important that one does not bleed into the other, because they're two completely different things. And even though they're two of my main passions, horror movies and music, I still feel the need — just out of respect for, y'know, my other bandmates — to keep it separate."] SOUNDCUE (:20 OC: . . . keep it separate)

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