Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich just participated in one of Reddit's 'Ask Me Anything' Q&A sessions yesterday (Jan. 30). The site's AMA sessions are well-known to extract new and fascinating information from the subject themselves, and this instance is no different. During the AMA session, Ulrich responded to fan questions about criticism aimed at Metallica, progress on the band's next album, the drummer's current thoughts on longtime friend / rival Dave Mustaine + much more.
Since rock legend Lou Reed passed away on Oct. 27, an incredible amount of musicians have offered their condolences. However, not much had been heard from the members of Metallica, who recorded the collaborative album 'Lulu' with Reed in 2011. However, one day shy of the 'Lulu' album's second anniversary, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has offered a lengthy and heartfelt tribute to Reed.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has been called every name in the book, both positive and negative, since Metallica began thrashing in 1981. However, even Ulrich's biggest critics couldn't possibly slam him after watching a recent interaction between the drummer and a disabled Metallica megafan during the 2013 Orion Music + More Festival.
Metallica are currently in the process of moving on to their next record, but drummer Lars Ulrich recognizes exactly what their past release, 'Death Magnetic,' has meant to their career. Speaking with United Arab Emirates paper The National, the drummer says that the disc may be a difficult one to follow, but he feels up to the challenge.