10 Lars Ulrich Quotes

Lars Ulrich Quotes

 Lars Ulrich Quotes

If there are people that are dumb enough to use Metallica to interrogate prisoners, you’re forgetting about all the music that’s to the left of us. I can name, you know, 30 Norwegian death metal bands that would make Metallica sound like Simon & Garfunkel.

Lars Ulrich Quotes

The new stuff is much more organic, more old school. It certainly doesn’t feel like ‘St. Anger’ Part Two. When we were rehearsing for our South African shows and started playing the ‘St. Anger’ stuff, it definitely felt very different to the rest of the set because of how the songs were put together. It was really important to make that record in the way we did because of the chaotic internal vibe at that time: ‘St. Anger’ was a statement, 55 minutes of brutality packed onto a CD, proving to ourselves that we still had the spark. ‘St. Anger’ was fun but we don’t need to make that album again.

Lars Ulrich Quotes

What’s the message in Metallica? There is no message, but if there was a message, it really should be look within yourself, don’t listen to me, don’t listen to James, don’t listen to anybody, look within yourself for the answers.

Lars Ulrich Quotes

The music gets better and better. It ages so well. Some bands that you sit and listen to, and it just sounds completely silly a few years later, but that Nirvana stuff, when you hear it on the radio nowadays, it sounds as vital and vibrant as it did 10, 12 years ago, when it first came out. And one can only obviously wonder what other cool stuff would’ve come out of that whole thing.

Lars Ulrich Quotes

Doing things the way you see it, going by your own heart and soul, that is pure artistic integrity. Whether the hair is six or sixty inches long, the eyes have make-up or not, the riffs are in ‘E’ or ‘F’ sharp, the amps are Marshall or not, all those things don’t matter if you are doing it for the right reason, which to me means doing it for yourself!!

Lars Ulrich Quotes

I really like Limp Bizkit. I mean, I’ve said it for years – I don’t know if anyone actually hears it – but I think Limp Bizkit are an awesome band. In terms of the rap-rock bands, or ANY bands out there, I think they really are truly among the best.

Lars Ulrich Quotes

Metallica lives in a little bubble. We just do our own thing. We’re not part of any trends or waves or fads. We can just do our own thing, all the time. It’s a great luxury. I don’t think we were really appreciative of it until recently, and really understood that it is what keeps us alive. It’s great to be able to have the freedom to run around and do all this crazy stuff, and at all cost, avoid making another record, just to piss our managers off.

Lars Ulrich Quotes

People are always spewing this horseshit about how age doesn’t matter. Well, it does matter! I’m thirty-five, and I’m happy to be thirty-five. I can’t pretend I’m still a snot-nosed 21-year-old.

Lars Ulrich Quotes

What Metallica always tries to do, as we go around and play a lot of the same cities, over and over again, year after year, is to give a different experience. We try to never play the same venues, or if we play indoors, we’ll play outdoors, and all that type of stuff. It’s always about just trying to do a different kind of experience.

Lars Ulrich Quotes

Back then, I was really into composing the entire solo, beginning to end. I wanted to have it at least 80 to 90 percent complete before going into the studio. I didn’t improvise in the studio. I was young, and I didn’t really have the development in my playing or the ability to show up with nothing and then put down 500 ideas. I can do that now because I’m so much more of a musician now.

Lars Ulrich Quotes

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