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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich elects the best band he ever saw live

Lars Ulrich


Metallica’s Lars Ulrich elects the best band he ever saw live

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich elected in an interview with Classic Rock magazine the best band he ever saw live. The musician also chose the best and the worst album he ever made.


Metallica’s Lars Ulrich elects the best band he ever saw live:

“Motörhead, AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy. I don’t know if one is better than the other, but I was fortunate enough to see all of them very early.”

The best record he ever made

“Hardwired… To Self-Destruct is the one I have the fewest issues with, and the one that still sounds the most representative of my current head space.”

The worst record he ever made

“Lars Ulrich shocker – we haven’t made a bad record! But seriously, without pussying out, I don’t look at any of them as mistakes. Kill ’Em All [1983]sounds like a very long time ago, a lot of youthful energy on that one. But I’m very at ease with the past.”

He also revealed the song that makes him cry

“In the right mood, some of those timeless Simon & Garfunkel songs can definitely hit an emotional nerve: The Sound Of Silence, Scarborough Fair. Speaking of Paul Simon, his wife Edie Brickell, the first record she made, Shooting Rubberbands At The Stars, has one song, Air Of December, which definitely can get me a little on the misty-eyed side.”

And the song he thinks is an anthem

“Smoke On The Water. I don’t know if I can say anything about that song that hasn’t been said already. But I can tell you it was a pretty cool experience for me around fifteen years ago when Ian Gillan did a show in San Francisco and I ended up playing Smoke On The Water with him. That was pretty fucking surreal for a guy who grew up in a room plastered with posters of Deep Purple.”

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