Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett keeps trying to sell a palatial home in the San Francisco area and doesn't seem to be having much luck. Hammett just knocked another $1.1 million off his asking price for the house in Sea Cliff, in the northwestern part of the city, reducing the cost from $13 million to $11.9 million.
Built in 1926, the 5,200-square foot home has four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, formal living and dining rooms, an updated kitchen with granite counters with a breakfast nook and lounge area, and a large family room with a media center.
The home, located in an exclusive enclave by the beach, first came on the market last year for $16 million. Hammett then dropped the price a couple times before pulling it off the market. Hammett also owned a neighboring home that sold for $12.8 million in March 2018.
Hammett and the other members of Metallica are millionaires many times over thanks to the band's incredible success and sales of more than 125 million albums worldwide. But Hammett told us not long ago that Metallica doesn't take record sales for granted these days: “Just because we're one of the biggest bands in the world doesn't mean we're gonna sell biggest band in the world record numbers. In the past, we have not shifted, you know, the numbers that we expected to and, you know, it's left us shaking our heads thinking, 'Why?' But you know, at the end of the day, you just have to live with your participation in that and knowing that you've done the best that you possibly could. That's good enough.”
Metallica kicked off the 2018/2019 U.S. leg of the “WorldWired” arena tour back in September in Madison, Wisconsin. The trek will resume on January 18th in Tulsa, Oklahoma.