Ham­mett spends for­tune on comic books

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Me­tal­lica's Kirk Ham­mett spends his for­tune on comic books and hor­ror films. The 54-year-old gui­tarist has con­fessed that he is a com­pul­sive spender and loves splash­ing the cash on new in­stru­ments and movie mer­chan­dise and spoil­ing his friends and fam­ily. Speak­ing about be­ing a mil­lion­aire on At­lanta's Rock 100.5 ra­dio sta­tion, he spilled: "You know, it just comes with a whole bunch of dif­fer­ent prob­lems, bro. And you know what? I'm not very good with sav­ing money. [I spend it on] comic books and movie posters and hor­ror stuff and gui­tars. I live my life. I just fuck­ing live my life. And I'm gen­er­ous. The peo­ple who are around me ex­pe­ri­ence what I'm ex­pe­ri­enc­ing while I'm ex­pe­ri­enc­ing it." Kirk is not the only mem­ber of the leg­endary me­tal group - who are cur­rently on their 'Hard­wired... To Self De­struct' world tour - to have a stand-off­ish re­la­tion­ship with money. Drum­mer Lars Ul­rich, 53, says his bank bal­ance doesn't mat­ter to him, but he is grate­ful they have the "free­dom" to in­vest in the qual­ity of their live shows. He pre­vi­ously said: "Like, when I didn't have any money, it was not any­thing that mat­tered to me. And now that we're for­tu­nate to have some money, it doesn't re­ally play a role in any­thing we do, it doesn't re­ally play a role in any­thing I do. I don't sit there and look at my bank bal­ances or count the money or sit there and mi­cro-man­age ME­TAL­LICA ... 'If we do this, if we do this, or if we do this... It'll be 17 dol­lars...' None of that stuff hap­pens at all. "I mean, the great thing about be­ing suc­cess­ful is, ob­vi­ously, in the wake of that comes ... It gives you free­dom, it gives you free­dom to not think about it, ac­tu­ally; that's the best thing. And it gives you free­dom to, kind of, put as much money back into the shows and into the trav­el­ling and into mak­ing it all work."

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