Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is moderating a panel at the upcoming Midsummer Scream horror convention.

Dubbed “The Original Monster Kids,” the event will find Hammett speaking with the children and grandchildren of various classic horror acting legends including Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney Jr. and Sr.

Hammett, of course, is a horror aficionado himself, and is known for his impressive collection of classic horror memorabilia.

Midsummer Scream takes place July 29-31 in Long Beach, California. Hammett’s panel will be held July 30. For more info, visit

In related news, Hammett has shared a preview of the video for his song “High Plains Drifter,” which will appear on his upcoming debut solo EP, Portals. The full clip premieres this Friday, April 22.

Portals, which consists of four original instrumental pieces, will be released April 23 as part of Record Store Day.

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