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Lars Ulrich Reveals His Favorite Metallica Songs To Play Live


As part of the returning ‘Mandatory Metallica‘ channel on SiriusXM, Metallica have compiled track by track rundowns of their forthcoming new album “72 Seasons, guest DJ sets and more. That station launched today, April 04th, and will be available through to May 03rd.

A new interview with drummer Lars Ulrich was the first piece of new content to be shared via the channel, and finds him discussing which songs are his favorite to play live. He said of that:

“I mean, I have a, a few favorites from where I’m sitting ‘Sad But True‘ is a particular favorite of mine. I love the, the feel of that song and the kind of the stomp and the size of it. You know, it’s a song for me, that I play pretty much different every…. There’s some of the songs that are really rigid and some of the other songs that are a little more freeform.

Sad But True‘, falls kind of on the, on the far end of, of the freeform scale. Every night you play sort of different drum fills and, and you know, push, pull, all that stuff. So that one I love playing. I love playing ‘Welcome Home (Sanitarium)‘, which also subscribes a little bit to the same kind of, I don’t think I ever play it the same way twice, so those are fun. Those are the first two that come to mind.”

The broadcast schedule for the ‘Mandatory Metallica‘ channel runs as follows:

Lars Ulrich Interview (hosted by Shannon Gunz):

Tues 4/4 @ 5pE/2pP
Wed 4/5 @ 12pE/9aP
Thurs 4/6 @ 8pE/5pP
Fri 4/7 @ 2pE/11aP

James Hetfield 1st 72 Seasons Guest DJ Special:

Fri 4/7 @ 12pE/9aP
Sat 4/8 @ 6pE/3pP
Sun 4/9 @ 3pE/12pP
Mon 4/10 @ 9aE/6aP
Tues 4/11 @ 6pE/3pP
Wed 4/12 @ 9pE/6pP
Thurs 4/13 @ 12pE/9aP

Metallica 72 Seasons Track By Track hosted by James Hetfield & Rob Trujillo:

Fri 4/14 @ 7aE/4aP, 1pE/10aP, 9pE/6pP
Sat 4/15 @ 4pE/1pP, 11pE/8pP
Sun 4/16 @ 10aE/7aP, 6pE/3pP

Rob Trujillo 1st 72 Seasons Guest DJ Special:

Fri 4/21 @ 12pE/9aP
Sat 4/22 @ 6pE/3pP
Sun 4/23 @ 3pE/12pP
Mon 4/24 @ 9aE/6aP
Tues 4/25 @ 6pE/3pP
Wed 4/26 @ 9pE/6pP
Thurs 4/27 @ 12pE/9aP

Metallica‘s new album “72 Seasons” will be out April 14th.

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