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 dealt with it brilliantly.”
“In the heat of the battle, you’re out there, you’re playing. When it’s a technical issue, you don’t really know. Is it going to the house? Is his vocals going to the truck? Maybe it’s just the monitors. So you just gotta keep playing. We got off stage, we get back there and I haven’t seen him like that in 20 years. He was livid, he’s aged really well and a pretty chill guy but the first 5-10 minutes in that dressing room was not a lot of fun. But, like they say, the show must go on. We fought through it and with the fire and Gaga in my lap for a minute at one point, just keep going, keep going, keep going. So we fought through it and a lot of people said, at least it made great television.”
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At another point in the show, Lars discussed recording Hardwired…To Self-Destruct while raising his kids and laughed how times have changed since the beginning of their career.
“The only time we used to see daylight at that time was on the wrong side of it. But now you get up, get the kids ready, drop them at 2 or 3 different schools. I’m down at HQ at about 8:20, 8:25 it’s that precise, we work till 3, 3:15. And then the whole grind starts, basically the parent taxi service, after school activities, playdates, one kid is here and one kid is there. But we managed to give 6 or 7 hours into the studio and between that and that thing I was giving birth to. So there you go. That’s why we look like that, it’s because we just come back from the school grind.”
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