Lars Ulrich Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


3rd July 2015

Quote: "Back in the day you could identify each venue because there was a geographical element to it. Now 50 per cent of the places in America are called the FedEx Building, so it gets a bit confusing. You can't figure out whether it's somewhere you haven't been before or if it's just an old dump that's been renamed and given a facelift." Metallica star Lars Ulrich rues the commercialisation of concert venue names.


1st July 2015

Quote: "It is what it is. I know it's back there but I don't see it unless I'm in one of those funny hotel rooms where they have too many mirrors. My wife continues to tell me that it makes no difference in her life, so I'm happy." Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich is not bothered by his rapidly increasing bald patch.


29th June 2014

Quote: "That was sensational. I don't remember much of it. I remember walking up the stairs - the rest of it is a bit of a blur." Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich was in a daze following the band's headline performance at Britain's Glastonbury festival on Saturday (28Jun14).


9th April 2014

Quote: "Nirvana is a no-brainer for the first year and I'm glad that Kiss is getting the long-overdue recognition that they deserved for everything that they pioneered, and then I got two words: 'Deep Purple!'" Metallica star Lars Ulrich is surprised Deep Purple are yet to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


4th May 2012

Quote: "When Metallica do impulsive riffing and Lou Reed is reciting abstract poetry about German bohemians from 150 years ago, it can be difficult to embrace." Rocker Lars Ulrich understands why so many people weren't fans of Lulu, Metallica's critically-panned collaborative album with Lou Reed.


17th November 2010

Quote: "The night before the first show, we invited the other bands to have dinner with us - no managers, no babysitters. It was great, a rock 'n' roll moment in an Italian restaurant in Warsaw." Lars Ulrich on the summit meeting he and his Metallica bandmates staged before the Big Four concerts featuring themselves, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax.


29th December 2009

Quote: "It's borderline pathetic how well we're all getting along." Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich insists the formerly feuding rockers have had a great 2009.


12th November 2009

Fact: Metallica star Lars Ulrich and colourful Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider have landed cameo roles in Russell Brand's new comedy GET HIM TO THE GREEK.


7th September 2009

Fact: Metallica stars James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich have turned reporters for the day to interview Alice In Chains for a special U.S. radio broadcast. The rockers questioned the band for the upcoming Inside Alice In Chains: Black Gives Way to Blue programme, which will air on radio stations across the U.S. on 25 September (09).


11th August 2009

Quote: "I played drums on TRAIN KEPT A'ROLLIN' with Jimmy Page and Ron Wood and Jeff Beck. It was a mindf**k. I kept waiting for the real drummer to show up." Metallica star Lars Ulrich on his magical night at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.


10th August 2009

Quote: "The house I grew up in is now a fertility clinic. The basement, where I had my drums..., is now where they perform the procedure." Rocker Lars Ulrich on his childhood home in Denmark.


15th January 2009

Quote: "We probably would've found some clever way to say that we don't care, that we don't give a f**k." Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich admits the rockers would've been angry had they been overlooked as inductees for The 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


13th November 2008

Fact: Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich sold a famous painting by U.S. artist JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT for $13.5 million (GBP9.1 million) in New York on Wednesday (12Nov08) - exceeding its $12 million (GBP8.1 million) estimate.


5th November 2008

Quote: "Lars Ulrich has enough to open up four Metallica museums. One with his stuff, one with my stuff, one with KIRK's (HAMMETT) stuff..." James Hetfield reveals his bandmate hordes band memorabilia.


25th September 2008

Quote: "He's a lot more tormented than I realised. The fact that he carried that around in him... I wouldn't wish that on anybody." Lars Ulrich on Metallica bandmate James Hetfield's dark lyrics.


24th September 2008

Quote: "He's a lot more tormented than I realised. The fact that he carried that around in him... I wouldn't wish that on anybody." Lars Ulrich on Metallica bandmate James Hetfield's dark lyrics.


17th September 2008

Quote: "I'll play at one in the afternoon, in a parking lot in Ireland. I don't give a s**t. As long as I can do that." Metallica star Lars Ulrich is desperate to collaborate with U2.


2nd September 2008

Quote: "I'm not like some (Metallica star) Lars Ulrich f**king character who would have all these kids locked up... As long as I can keep my swimming pool and my Rolls-Royce, that's all I'm worried about." Oasis star Noel Gallagher has little concern about fans who illegally download his music on the Internet.


22nd August 2008

Quote: "I'm 44-years-old. I argue enough with my kids about finishing their vegetables. I don't like to argue about which guitar solo should be on song nine." Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich refuses to argue with his bandmates.


22nd September 2006

Quote: "I don't think there's anybody in this band who hasn't had crabs a couple of times, or the occasional drip-d**k." Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has had run-ins with sexually transmitted infections.


22nd June 2006

Quote: "I have nightmares about playing and one of my old man arms goes flying off into the audience! That would be the best souvenir from a show ever." Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich admits age isn't on his side.


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