Kirk Hammett is my type of guy.

Of course, he's the lead guitarist of the greatest metal band of all time, which -- sorry, Black Sabbath fans -- is the Bay Area's own Metallica. Yet his selling points don't end there.

He's also an absolute horror hound who possesses what's widely considered to be one of the world's finest collections of spooky movie memorabilia. His terrific treasure trove, known as the "Crypt Collection," is even the subject of the 228-page book "Too Much Horror Business: The Kirk Hammett Collection," which is available at Amazon.com and other retailers.

So, in other words, he apparently loves monsters just as much as he does music. Like I said, he's my type of guy.

Now, Hammett is bringing his two passions together in the form of a two-day horror and music festival.

Hammett's Fear FestEvil takes place Friday and Saturday at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. The festival features live music, panel discussions, special guests and artifacts from Hammett's Crypt Collection. Fear FestEvil will even offer a taxidermy class -- and that's something you definitely won't find at Coachella.

"This will be the most sinister, evil, over the top horror and music festival to date," Hammett said in a news release about the festival. "I'm excited to bring horror fanatics, music fans and other freaks together under the same roof in my hometown and can't wait to unleash my own personal horror collection for display."

The weekend's musical entertainment, unfortunately, does not include Metallica. (Well, at least, the band isn't being advertised as performing, but who knows?) The bill for Friday includes Exodus and Carcass, while Death Angel, Orchid and Death Division are among those set to take the stage on Saturday.

Guests include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Slash (Guns N' Roses), special effects guru Greg Nicotero ("The Walking Dead"), Anthrax co-founder Scott Ian, makeup artist-actor Tom Savini, horror writer John A. Russo ("Night of the Living Dead"), original "Godzilla" actor Haruo Nakajima and Heather Langenkamp (Nancy from the original "A Nightmare On Elm Street"), among many others.

FestEvil runs noon to midnight Friday and 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday. There is also a preview dinner event on Thursday.

Single-day tickets are $37.50. Two-day tickets run from $70 (general admission) to $175 (VIP). For more information on the festival, including daily schedules, go to www.fearfestevil.com.

FINAL TOUR: Motley Crue is calling it quits.

But, fortunately, not before Bay Area fans have the chance to hear "Girls, Girls, Girls" and other similarly subtle love tunes played live one more time.

The iconic hard rock band, which has sold more than 80 million records during its three-decades-plus career, made its retirement plans official during a news conference last week in its hometown of Los Angeles. The group plans to say goodbye to fans during a lengthy North American trek, descriptively titled The Final Tour.

The farewell road show includes a stop on July 23 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. Tickets are $20-$125 at www.livenation.com. Motley Crue also performs July 29 at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in the greater Sacramento area.

Pioneering shock-rocker Alice Cooper, who paved the way for Motley Crue and other glam-metal acts, opens the tour.

The Final Tour kicks off in early July in Michigan and currently stretches through a late-November date in Vancouver, B.C. In all, the trek is slotted to reach more than 70 markets in North America this year. The band expects to take the tour overseas in 2015.

Of course, with any so-called farewell tour now comes much fan skepticism. That's a product of fans being burned too many times by artists (like Cher and KISS), who have promoted their tours as farewell treks only to go back on their word and tour again. There is a huge marketing value in selling a concert as "the last chance to see (insert big-name act here)," and artists have unfairly used it to the detriment of fans' bank accounts.

Yet Motley Crue's farewell might be one that actually sticks.

The band has signed a "Cessation of Touring Agreement," which goes into effect at the end of 2015. Basically, it's an agreement that states that the band will not hit the road again after this Final Tour comes to a conclusion. It's a direct step toward protecting the band's legacy and name.

"Everything must come to an end," Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee said in a news release. "We always had a vision of going out with a big (expletive) bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with one or two original band members. Our job here is done."

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