Peter Green "Greenie" tribute. Kirk Hammett of Metallica. It's Alive Exhibit! A most bizarre guitarist & guitar experience. March 20|20

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I've been sitting on this story and series of photos since March, waiting on an accompanying "Greenie" magazine story we contributed some photos to. The pandemic hit the next WEEK, and if the mag even came out, it went under the radar.

So, since we lost Peter Green this week, I thought it apropos to post this thread...even as unusual as it will get...

There are around 100 photos total...and I'll probably link to my Facebook page later in the thread. (Once I dump them on it.)

The events around the "it's Alive" Exhibit went for several days, with several Kirk Hammett attended events...and yes, this all happened in our humble little town, Columbia, South Carolina. (Why is a whole nuther story.)

The photos will appear mostly in reverse order since "Greenie" appeared at the end of the events.

The Wedding band performance @ The Senate.

Peter left us some great music...and an iconic guitar that will continue to inspire imagination. Greenie.

Ok, the show photos!

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The Peter Green Gibson Les Paul guitar, Greenie. Kirk Hammett of Metallica, the Wedding band, & the It's Alive Exhibit.
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The Peter Green Gibson Les Paul guitar, Greenie. Kirk Hammett of Metallica, the Wedding band, & the It's Alive Exhibit.
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The Peter Green Gibson Les Paul guitar, Greenie. Kirk Hammett of Metallica, the Wedding band, & the It's Alive Exhibit.
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The Peter Green Gibson Les Paul guitar, Greenie. Kirk Hammett of Metallica, the Wedding band, & the It's Alive Exhibit.
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The Peter Green Gibson Les Paul guitar, Greenie. Kirk Hammett of Metallica, the Wedding band, & the It's Alive Exhibit.
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The Peter Green Gibson Les Paul guitar, Greenie. Kirk Hammett of Metallica, the Wedding band, & the It's Alive Exhibit.
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The Peter Green Gibson Les Paul guitar, Greenie. Kirk Hammett of Metallica, the Wedding band, & the It's Alive Exhibit.
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The Peter Green Gibson Les Paul guitar, Greenie. Kirk Hammett of Metallica, the Wedding band, & the It's Alive Exhibit.
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The Peter Green Gibson Les Paul guitar, Greenie. Kirk Hammett of Metallica, the Wedding band, & the It's Alive Exhibit.
 

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The Peter Green Gibson Les Paul guitar, Greenie. Kirk Hammett of Metallica, the Wedding band, & the It's Alive Exhibit.



It's Alive Exhibit Events.

Gala "meet and greet" evening with Kirk.
"It's Alive" tour and Museum fundraiser.
Lifeforce Movie showing. (Kirks favorite sci-fi flick.)
Blackened appearance and signing by the band.
The Wedding Band concert and "Wah Off."



During "The Wedding Band show, they held the "Wah Off" between Kirk Hammett and Mrs Smith, "The Cat Lady."

Interesting....

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Kirk Hammett & Mrs Smith Wah Off @ The Senate in Columbia, SC.
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Kirk Hammett & Mrs Smith Wah Off @ The Senate in Columbia, SC.
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Kirk Hammett & Mrs Smith Wah Off @ The Senate in Columbia, SC.
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Kirk Hammett & Mrs Smith Wah Off @ The Senate in Columbia, SC.
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Kirk Hammett & Mrs Smith Wah Off @ The Senate in Columbia, SC.
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Kirk Hammett & Mrs Smith Wah Off @ The Senate in Columbia, SC.
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Kirk Hammett & Mrs Smith Wah Off @ The Senate in Columbia, SC.
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Kirk Hammett & Mrs Smith Wah Off @ The Senate in Columbia, SC.
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Mrs Smith WON the event which was MC'ed by Gibson Guitars own Mark Agnesi.

Don't shoot the messenger. (me)
 
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"It's Alive" house band with an appearance by Kirk and the boys.

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Kirk Hammett & the It's Alive house band.
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Kirk Hammett & the It's Alive house band.
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Kirk Hammett & the It's Alive house band.
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Kirk Hammett & the It's Alive house band.
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Kirk Hammett & the It's Alive house band.
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Kirk Hammett & the It's Alive house band.
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Kirk Hammett & the It's Alive house band.
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Kirk Hammett & the It's Alive house band.
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Kirk Hammett & the It's Alive house band.
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Kirk Hammett & the It's Alive house band.
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Richard and myself.

The "house band" was assembled a year ago and worked up an entire set for JUST THIS ONE PERFORMANCE.

They killed it.
 

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It's Alive Exhibit Events.

Gala "meet and greet" evening with Kirk.
"It's Alive" tour and Museum fundraiser.
Lifeforce Movie showing. (Kirk's favorite sci-fi flick.)

These photos will be the most non-guitar related, but it's pretty slick to look at what is multi millions dollar collection of horror movie memorabilia.

The photos really do not do it justice.

Part 1:

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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.
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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.
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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.

My old customer and bud, Richard, "throwing the horns." LOL!

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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.

Kirk ready to explain his collection.
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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.

Kirk Q & A.

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Local musician with the band "Star Dog," Artie Joyner cracking me up. (Though you can't really tell it, I could sense Artie was having to "crouch down" to have his photo take with me...like I was a kid. I'm NOT short!!!!!! LOL!)

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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.
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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.

Homicidal maniac...I think he may be, also. LOL!

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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.
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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.

ESP Kirk Hammett original.

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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.
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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.
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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.
 
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Good stuff, thank you for sharing.
 

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great pics. love Kirk and his unique stuff. people give him crap, but he seems like a totally down to earth guy who loves life and doesn't let it get to him.
 

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I like early Metallica but I never liked Kirk's playing. Gary Moore on the other hand was a phenomenal player and that guitar was right at home with him.

It would be cool if David Hanbury didn't do the shtick for a while and just walked out and played guitar without the wig and the shit on his face.


Cool photos.
 
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Awesome Eric! Thank you for the photos!
 

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At first I thought the wah-wah pedal was out of place in this tribute, but then I found this reference on the web:

Peter Green Recollections

Nearly 40 years on, Peter insists that the big change that took place at Munich was a musical one: “ I was down in the cellar of this country house playing music with some other people. I had taken LSD and was playing guitar with a wah-wah pedal… it felt as though I was breaking through the blues notation I’d been playing for years into something new. The drummer was playing a rhythm which was very different to any blues rhythm. The people I stayed with gave me a tape of some of my playing that day and I kept listening to it from time to time afterwards. I wish I could hear it again today but I accidently left it in America a few years later.”
 

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It's Alive Exhibit Events.

Gala "meet and greet" evening with Kirk.
"It's Alive" tour and Museum fundraiser.
Lifeforce Movie showing. (Kirk's favorite sci-fi flick.)

These photos will be the most non-guitar related, but it's pretty slick to look at what is multi millions dollar collection of horror movie memorabilia.

The photos really do not do it justice.

Part 2:

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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina. ESP Custom graphic guitar.
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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.
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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.

Enormous poster....like, 6 feet by 6 feet!!!

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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.
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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.

Recognize this???

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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina. ESP Guitars
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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.
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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.
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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.
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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina.

Kirk explaining the movie "Lifeforce."

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It's Alive: The Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Exhibit, Columbia, South Carolina. The Movie Lifeforce.
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Exit light, enter night...
 

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Great stuff, thanks Eric! I’d like to know more about the bands. What are the line ups for the wedding band and then it’s alive bands? I’m sure it was killer.
 

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I know not everyone likes Kirks playing etc but hes treated Greeny like gold let folks play it etc guitars in good hands- RIP PETER GREEN.
 

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Great pictures. I am glad that such a good player like Kirk Hammet owns and plays the Greenie, aren’t you ? It’s much better then to display it in a museum or know it’s stored under the bed of a wicked billionaire.
 

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better then to display it in a museum or know it’s stored under the bed of a wicked billionaire.
Who are you referring to?

I've been involved in the vintage guitar industry as a full time profession for 30+ years and I have never met one single wicked billionaire. (Collector.)

:iough::laugh2:
 

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Who are you referring to?

I've been involved in the vintage guitar industry as a full time profession for 30+ years and I have never met one single wicked billionaire. (Collector.)

:iough::laugh2:
And certainly a billionaire would have a closet (or safe, or music room) to store the guitar, instead of under his/her bed.
 


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