Metallica's Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich On Metallica Touring: “I Think Mentally We Could Do This For Another 100 Years”


Though they’ve advanced into their 50’s, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich doesn’t see the band retiring anytime in the near future. He recently told

“The only unknown is the physical element of it. If the arms and legs and knees and shoulders and throats and all that stuff, the backs, the necks, if all that stays intact, there’s no reason we shouldn’t be able to do this for a significant amount of time longer.”

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Referencing The Rolling Stones and their continued performances well into old-age, Ulrich added:

“I love the Rolling Stones more than anybody else on this planet. Obviously what we do, I’d like to argue, is slightly more physically demanding in terms of the energy that goes into it. Songs like ‘Battery‘ or ‘Master of Puppets‘ or ‘One‘ have this insane physical energy and demand. If you can’t play it at the physical demand that it deserves, it’s better to not play it than play it half-assed. That’s the only unknown. I think mentally we could do this for another 100 years.”

Ulrich also further went on to say that he hopes the band continue to make new albums for years to come. You can find more from Ulrich at the link mentioned above, as well as this podcast. Metallica will return to stores on November 18th with their brand new album, “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct“. Before that arrives though an official visual history book of their 1986 album “Master Of Puppets” titled ‘Metallica: Back To The Front‘ will land on September 13th.

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