Metallica Guitarist Hammett Ties The Knot

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett took the plunge and wed his girlfriend, Lani, in a ceremony in Hawaii recently.

In a brief letter to fans posted on the official Metallica Club website (at, Hammett says that the ceremony took place on January 31 at 2 p.m. in Kailua, Hawaii with both families in attendance.

"We were both barefoot...and married Hawaiian style with a Kahu (Reverend) overlooking the ceremonies," Hammett writes.

When approached for comment on the news, spokespeople for the band had no comment, other than to note that the band is currently on vacation.

The news of Hammett's nuptials comes shortly after the release of Metallica's latest effort, "Reload," which reached number one on the album chart and has gone on to reach double platinum status.