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Lars Ulrich says Metallica could be around for one more decade

Brett Murray

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Lars Ulrich says Metallica could be around for one more decade

Metallica was formed back in 1981 and is on the road for more than four decades already. The oldest band member is the guitarist Kirk Hammett that will celebrate his 61 birthday this year and the youngest one is the bassist Rob Trujillo that will celebrate his 59 birthday.


Even though many Rock stars like Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger are still active at the age of 80 (Mick Jagger will celebrate his 80th birthday next July), Lars Ulrich said in an interview with Revolver that he believes that Metallica could be around for one more decade. The reason is because the band’s songs are really fast and requires much more energy to be played.

Lars Ulrich says Metallica could be around for one more decade

“It’s not something we’ve talked a lot about, no. I think most of the energy and the resources go into trying to stay healthy, stay cohesive, stay functioning. As I get older, I spend more and more of my time on my daily workouts, on my cardio, on my strength training. I’m chained to my Peloton hours a day. It’s all about trying to stay healthy: eating healthy, living healthy, whatever it is each of us need to bring to the table.”

“Obviously, there is a point where it’s maybe not going to function anymore at some level, where we can’t play “Battery” or “Master of Puppets” or songs like that. I know there’s some people in the comments section that think that point has already come.”

Ulrich continued:

“I appreciate that. [Laughs] But the only thing I can say is that it hasn’t happened yet, knock on wood. Hopefully it won’t happen for a while. I mean, McCartney’s out there past his 80th birthday. The Stones are still out there. Springsteen just started his tour.”

“Right. But at the same time, Springsteen plays three-hour shows and just played 28 fucking songs on the opening night. He looks healthier and stronger than ever. But I appreciate what you’re saying. None of them are playing “Battery.” I would say if we stay healthy, hopefully we’ve got another decade. I mean, the second I’m done with you, I’m getting on the Peloton,” Lars Ulrich said.

New album

The band’s 11th studio album called “72 Seasons” will be out next April 14 and features James Hetfield (Guitar and vocals), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Kirk Hammett (Guitar) and Rob Trujillo (Bass).

Metallica “72 Seasons” tracklist

  1. 72 Seasons
  2. Shadows Follow
  3. Screaming Suicide
  4. Sleepwalk My Life Away
  5. You Must Burn!
  6. Lux Æterna
  7. Crown of Barbed Wire
  8. Chasing Light
  9. If Darkness Had a Son
  10. Too Far Gone?
  11. Room of Mirrors
  12. Inamorata

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