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Lars Ulrich Gets Chills Over First Metallica Show

Lars Ulrich still gets chills thinking about his first Metallica gig.The 57-year-old drummer - who made his debut on stage as a founding member of the 'Enter Sandman' rockers in 1982 - has reflected on...

Metallica Won't Stop Making Records

Metallica always want to make the "best record" they've ever produced.The heavy metal group - who formed in 1981 - can't imagine ever giving up making music because they love the "creative process" and always...

Metallica Have Done Some 'Pretty Serious Writing' Amid The Pandemic

Metallica have thrown themselves into some "pretty serious writing" amid the coronavirus pandemic.Drummer Lars Ulrich has admitted instead of getting depressed by the state of the world, he and his bandmates - James Hetfield, Robert...

Lars Ulrich Doesn't Expect Full-scale Arena Gigs To Return Until 'A Year At The Earliest'

Lars Ulrich doesn't anticipate full-scale arena gigs returning until "a year at the earliest".The Metallica drummer believes it will be a little while yet before thousands of gig-goers can fill music venues, due to the...

Metallica's New Album Is Shaping Up To Be 'More Collaborative'

Metallica's new album is shaping up to be a "more collaborative" effort.The heavy metal titan's bassist Robert Trujillo has spoken of his joy of working together more with all of his bandmates - James Hetfield,...

Lars Ulrich: Making A Metallica Album Is Like A Puzzle

Lars Ulrich has compared making a Metallica album to doing a puzzle.The 56-year-old drummer – who is joined in the band by James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo – thinks making a record now...

Lars Ulrich Doesn't Listen To Metallica

Lars Ulrich doesn't like listening to Metallica's own music.The heavy metal drummer admitted he doesn't delve into the 'Enter Sandman' band's back catalogue because he ends up overanalysing the technical side of the recordings.He told...

Lars Ulrich: Motorhead Knew How To 'Unite' People

Lars Ulrich believes Motörhead was the first band to ''really unite fans'' from multiple different genres.The Metallica drummer has heaped praise on the English rock band - who rose to fame in the late 1970s...

Metallica Won't Ditch Their Bourbon Despite James Hetfield's Addiction

Metallica won't stop selling their own brand of bourbon because of James Hetfield's alcohol addiction.The heavy metal legends released their own whiskey, Blackened, two years ago. And guitarist Kirk Hammett has insisted they won't be...

Metallica Would've Worked With Lou Reed Again

Metallica had contemplated working with Lou Reed again before his untimely death.Drummer Lars Ulrich, 56, has revealed the 'Enter Sandman' rockers were interested in hitting the studio again with the late Velvet Underground legend -...

Metallica To Air Concert At Drive-ins Across North America

Metallica are set to air a concert at drive-in theatres across North America.Like most bands, the heavy metallers - Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo - have had to reschedule and postpone...

Metallica Having 'Fun' Making Album In Lockdown

Robert Trujillo says Metallica are having ''fun'' coming up with new ideas for their next record.The heavy metal legends' bassist has admitted it's been easier to work on new music remotely via Zoom during the...

Metallica Working On New Album Ideas Over Zoom

Metallica have started working on their next album over Zoom in lockdown.In April, drummer Lars Ulrich said there was a ''very good chance'' the heavy metal legends could make a quarantine album.He revealed he and...

Metallica 'Hellbent' On Playing Coachella

Metallica's Lars Ulrich is ''hellbent'' on playing at Coachella. The heavy metal band - formed of Lars, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo - have talked about playing at the popular annual festival, as...

Lars Ulrich Hints At Metallica Quarantine Album

Metallica's Lars Ulrich says there is a ''very good chance'' the band could make a quarantine album.The heavy metal group's drummer has revealed he and his bandmates - James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett...

Metallica's Manchester Tribute

Metallica performed Oasis 'Don't Look Back in Anger' in Manchester at the weekend.The song has become an unofficial anthem for the North West England city since Manchester Arena was rocked by a terrorist attack after...

James Hetfield: Adele 'Blows My Mind'

Metallica's James Hetfield says Adele ''blows his mind''.The 'Nothing Else Matters' hitmaker has gushed about the 'Hello' singer's ''unbelievable'' live shows and praised her ''candour and coolness'' up on stage.He told BBC Radio 6 Music:...

Cara Delevingne's Wild Night With Divas Whitney And Mariah

Cara Delevingne did tequila shots with Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Lars Ulrich.The 22-year-old model went to a Metallica concert a few years ago and on to a party afterwards with drummer Lars where they...

Lars Ulrich Got Thick-skinned After Napster Furore

The Enter Sandman hitmakers declared war on online file-sharing services when they launched a lawsuit against Napster in 2000 for copyright infringement, which contributed significantly to the site's closure the following year (01)....

Lars Ulrich Wanted Free Skis From Snow-wear Deal

The Enter Sandman hitmakers revealed in February (15) that they had teamed up with designers at Armada Skis to create their own line of equipment and cold-weather clothing, including windbreaker jackets and gloves....

The Libertines Performed Secret Glasto Gig

The Libertines performed a secret set at Glastonbury last night (26.06.15).The London-based band took to The Pyramid Stage - which had simply read 'To Be Announced' to fill the gap left vacant when Florence +...

Lars Ulrich Performs With Royal Blood

The veteran drummer took over from Royal Blood star Ben Thatcher for a rendition of Out Of The Black at the end of the group's show at the city's Slim's venue. Thatcher...

Metallica Offering Free Download Of Private Surprise Gig

The heavy rockers were the main event at a surprise party for tech company Saleforce's CEO Marc Benioff, and the whole set was caught on film. Metallica played hit tracks such...

Scott Ian: 'Metallica Almost Fired Drummer Ulrich'

Metallica came close to firing drummer Lars Ulrich 30 years ago, according to Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian.The rocker has confirmed the story many rock fans believed was just a myth in his new autobiography, I'm...

Lars Ulrich Backs U2 Over Music Giveaway

Metallica's drummer Lars Ulrich has come out in support of Irish rockers U2 following their free album giveaway, branding the stunt cool, creative and radical.Last month (Sep14), U2 teamed with technology giant Apple to install...

Lars Ulrich Inspired By U2 Album Download

Metallica's Lars Ulrich has praised U2 for giving away their album on iTunes.The drummer has come out in favour of U2's controversial decision to make their new album, 'Songs Of Innocence', an automatic and free...

Lars Ulrich Calls Oasis' The Soundtrack' To His Life

Lars Ulrich says Oasis have been the ''soundtrack'' to his life.The Metallica drummer has opened up about his love for the influential Britpop band and insisted he has been obsessed with them for the last...

Lars Ulrich Fuels Ac/dc Glastonbury Rumour

Metallica star Lars Ulrich has fuelled rumours rock veterans Ac Dc will headline Britain's iconic Glastonbury festival next year (15).The Enter Sandman hitmakers headlined at the annual event last month (Jun14) and drummer Ulrich admits...

Metallica Promise To Return To The UK

Metallica have vowed to return to the UK ''very soon''.The heavy metal rockers closed the Sonisphere festival at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, East England last night (06.07.14) and enjoyed that performance, and their headline slot at...

Metallica: We Won't Perform Into Our 70s

Metallica claim they won't perform into their 70s like The Rolling Stones. The heavy metal band - made up of James Hetfield, Rob Trujillo, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett - are in their 50s and...

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