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Tag Archives: Lars Ulrich

Even James Hetfield thinks the bass on ‘…Justice’ sucks

Posted by on February 21, 2017

You’ve gotta hand it to Metallica. By starting their own label and buying back their masters, they’re not really beholden to anyone. They can do whatever they want, which might be why it took so long for Hardwired… To Self Destruct to come out. And since they can do what the hell they want with their […]

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Lars Ulrich reaffirms that Metallica is goo goo for Gaga

Posted by on February 15, 2017

The A.V. Club spoke with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich about the Grammys and tentative future collaborations with Lady Gaga. He admitted that Metallica doesn’t just pick anyone to share the stage with, as he said, “we try to cherry-pick them a little more.” Metallica was basically curious what they would sound like with James Hetfield sharing […]

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Lars Ulrich talks Grammys on Late Late Show

Posted by on February 15, 2017

Lars Ulrich continued to roam through LA, and last night he stopped by The Late Late Show With James Corden to discuss what went wrong at the Grammys. Looking at the video, Lars remained pretty calm about it.  Corden blatantly asked, “There were some technical issues in James’ mic, how did you feel afterward, I thought you […]

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Lars Ulrich calls Gaga the “quintessential fifth member” of Metallica, suggesting more collaboration

Posted by on February 14, 2017

Hey, did you hear? Metallica played the Grammys on Sunday with Lady Gaga. Just kidding – of course you knew that. People that don’t like metal or pop knew about it because for the first time in a while, something heavy was in the national spotlight. We’re not going to rehash it except to say […]

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Remember When: Spinal Tap confronted Metallica about a certain album cover?

Posted by on February 13, 2017

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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Amoeba asks what’s in Lars Ulrich’s bag

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Remember independent record stores? There’s not that many left, but California chain Amoeba Music is one of the great ones, and they’re still flourishing. One of the things that keeps them vital is that they promote themselves, like their “What’s In My Bag?” series, in which musicians pick out music, books, and more from the store […]

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James Hetfield discusses tour and leaving the past behind in new podcasts

Posted by on January 9, 2017

Now that Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is out for roughly two months now, the question remains, when will the tour begin? For a diehard Metallica fan, it’s easy to empty personal bank accounts following them across the country, or sitting on the loser line in hopes to get a ticket. For Metallica, life on the road isn’t […]

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Metallica debuts at #1; Lars Ulrich laughs it up with ‘Entertainment Weekly’

Posted by on November 28, 2016

  It’s not like it was that much of a surprise, but Metallica have jut earned their sixth straight #1 album, with Hardwired… To Self Destruct debuting at #1 and selling nearly 300,000 copies. Billboard reports that the band’s 10th studio album sold 291,000 album-equivalent units, and a whopping 282,000 of them where traditional album sales. The […]

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Remember When: Metallica’s Lars Ulrich was in an HBO film about Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn?

Posted by on November 18, 2016

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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Kirk Hammett is bummed he didn’t get to contribute more to ‘Hardwired…’

Posted by on November 15, 2016

In just three days, Metallica’s long-awaited Hardwired… To Self Destruct, will be in stores. What led to the eight-year wait? Well, plenty of things, but one of the worst setbacks occurred relatively early in putting together the album when Kirk Hammett lost his iPhone. That would probably be a relatively normal occurrence, because who hasn’t done […]

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