Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich has revealed that he’s been protecting his drumming abilities sharp throughout the coronavirus pandemic by enjoying alongside to Rage Against The Machine whereas practising at residence.
With a definite lack of reside exhibits happening in 2020 because of the well being disaster – bar a pair of particular gigs Metallica performed for their ‘Encore Drive-In Night’ and their All Within My Hands charity in August and November respectively – Ulrich has been largely compelled to play drums at residence by himself in current months.
Talking to Classic Rock magazine in a brand new interview, the drummer mentioned that he’s been enjoying alongside to Metallica’s most up-to-date studio album ‘Hardwired… To Self Destruct’, which got here out in November 2016, in an effort to sharpen his drumming abilities whereas at residence.
Ulrich additionally revealed that he’s been enjoying alongside to songs from Rage In opposition to The Machine’s self-titled debut album, which was launched in November 1992.
“One other file I’ve performed alongside to is Rage In opposition to The Machine, that first album,” Ulrich advised Traditional Rock.
“That has been the soundtrack to this pandemic for me. I’m simply blasting these songs, and so they sound extra related and extra modern than they ever have.”
Agreeing that Rage are a “excellent” outlet for “all that frustration”, Ulrich recalled seeing the band carry out on the LA Coliseum in 2011.
“It was a sizzling, sweaty evening, with that vitality that you simply get in LA when you might have these large live shows, and seeing 70,000 folks yell ‘fuck you, I received’t do what you inform me!‘ was one of the insane live performance moments I’ve ever skilled,” he mentioned.
Elsewhere within the interview, Ulrich spoke about how he’s hoping that Metallica’s next LP will “be the best album we’ve ever done”.
“Insert the remainder of the clichés – it’s the heaviest factor, the best… However all kidding apart, if it wasn’t as a result of we thought that the perfect file was nonetheless forward of us, then why maintain doing it?”