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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.