FL interview Metallica 18 November, 2010

FL went backstage at a Metallica gig this week to get up close and personal with Lars Ulrich. Over the course of 15 very funny minutes he talked about everything from ‘Some Kind Of Monster’ to why he is unashamedly the world’s biggest U2 fan.

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Demosthenes

Demosthenes said on the 18th Nov, 2010

But did you ask Lars why he's such a douche?

sarahanne

sarahanne said on the 18th Nov, 2010

This interview actually makes me like him!

Metallifux

Metallifux said on the 18th Nov, 2010

tis funny the metallica member i used to dislike the most is now probably my favourite.

elmokeep

elmokeep said on the 19th Nov, 2010

He was so super nice. Anyone who loves U2 obviously also scores points with me.

mooney88

mooney88 said on the 19th Nov, 2010

Never really understood the whole Lars hate thing.

Obviously the whole suing of the fans thing, but he genuinely seems like a pretty nice guy.

benr3

benr3 said on the 19th Nov, 2010



I guess its because he's actually a pretty average drummer, especially when compared to the musical talents of his band mates.

Couple that with the fact that he is one of the highest earning and most successful musicians of all time and you have your answer.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 19th Nov, 2010

I guess its because he's actually a pretty average drummer, especially when compared to the musical talents of his band mates.

Couple that with the fact that he is one of the highest earning and most successful musicians of all time and you have your answer.

That's why when you're not a world beating drummer, you should be the one starting the band. Lars and Larry Mullen Jr... any others like that?

Demosthenes

Demosthenes said on the 19th Nov, 2010



It's not that. I think he comes across as smugly patronising at times towards fans. And maybe that's inadvertent. But it rankles.

Don't pat me on the head and tell me I'm awesome just because I bought a few of your albums. Fucker.

Melanie Lewis

Melanie Lewis said on the 19th Nov, 2010

Well done Elmo :o)) Sweet interview.

Slip_dog

Slip_dog said on the 20th Nov, 2010

I guess its because he's actually a pretty average drummer, especially when compared to the musical talents of his band mates.

Couple that with the fact that he is one of the highest earning and most successful musicians of all time and you have your answer.

I'm pretty sure thats your and opinion and not many other peoples

Slip_dog

Slip_dog said on the 20th Nov, 2010





So you all can make up words but i can't.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 20th Nov, 2010

Rankle;

–verb (used without object)
1. (of unpleasant feelings, experiences, etc.) to continue to cause keen irritation or bitter resentment within the mind; fester; be painful.

–verb (used with object)
2. to cause keen irritation or bitter resentment in: His colleague's harsh criticism rankled him for days.

hedonism gibbon

hedonism gibbon said on the 22nd Nov, 2010

his quality is his enthusiasm and honesty, even if this forthrightedness rankles some. he really is like a kid with a pocketful of coins in a lolly shop.

he obviously gets off on what they do in life and whether you like it or not, his passion is admirable. he's pretty articulate for an old metal kid too let's face it

i share danish blood with him and that also gets a tick from me :)

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 22nd Nov, 2010



STOP MAKING UP WORDS!!!

benr3

benr3 said on the 22nd Nov, 2010



No, Actually I'm completely indifferent on this one. Not a Metallica fan at all, in fact I was given a set of GA tix to the sydney show in September and gave them away for free because I'm not into them.

I have no issue with Lars, I haven't read/seen enough interviews to have an opinion on his arrogance.

I just thought that it was probably jealousy that was causing so much Lars hate, as soon as musicians start making mega dollars people start having issues with them. ( especially other musicians!)

MzMaihem

MzMaihem said on the 23rd Nov, 2010

awesome interview, but u2 was a surprise.