Cleveland looks ahead to next Rock Hall
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich pointed up at thousands of rock fans in the public seating sections at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's 2009 inductions.
Posted on 2 April 2009 | 11:38 am
Metallica drummer to sell Basquiat painting
Lars Ulrich, songwriter and drummer for the heavy-metal band Metallica, is selling a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting from his art collection that could set a new auction record for the artist, Christie's said Friday.
Posted on 10 October 2008 | 9:25 am
Resolved Question: Lars Ulrich or Rob
Who is better drummer??
Lars Ulrich (Metallica) or Rob Bourdon (Linkin Park)
Posted on 12 July 2016 | 2:25 am
Resolved Question: Was Lars Ulrich really
I try so hard to like Lars because I get that it is becoming a trend to hate on him. I try to look for some positives to his drumming and honestly I just don't see it. That isn't relevant to the question though. Lars Ulrich himself said that if they were auditioning bass players today and Cliff Burton came along he might not have been the guy. Would Metallica even be here without Cliff? Ulrich has such an ego on him and I find it hard to believe that Cliff wouldn't be the guy.
Posted on 30 November 2012 | 12:17 am
Resolved Question: Joey Jordison vs Lars
whos the better drummer?
i think Joey is,because he is fast and frantic.
Posted on 28 October 2012 | 9:07 am
Resolved Question: Why do people say that
In the youtube community alot of comments say that he sucks at drumming and stuff. I actually enjoy his work. Have you heard Dyers Eve? Or Fight Fire With Fire? No? Hear them. Those songs have ALOT of double bass and it sounds f*****g awesome. Sure hes gonna be 50 but my grandpa is 72 and rides his bike to work. There was this one performance in Mexico city where Lars suprised me, suprised us all with the double bass. Watch this but skip to 3:20 http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=2-0epFiUIg4
Posted on 8 July 2012 | 5:56 pm
Resolved Question: Why does everybody thinks
Ok so not everybody (like me). But why do so many people hate on Lars Ulrich as a drummer? He ******* pioneered the fast metal style he's playing (which I guess is slow by today standards but you get my drift), if not he made it VERY popular. So he's not Gene Hoglan or whatever (whom I also love). What does that have to do with him being 'the worst drummer ever'? I think the only reason people say this is because they automatically compare him to a faster and more technical drummer, so Lars Ulrich sucks. Right.
So many youngsters nowadays don't realize the impact he had on metal drumming, how good his songwriting is (songwriting > technical superiority), how he dared to change his drum sound for St. Anger (which I absolutely love). And people don't give me this 'Metallica sold out' bull, because they didn't sold out, they evolved and went with the times and just happened to still sell a load of albums. They're NOT a thrash metal band, they're a heavy metal band. Lars himself said that. Any idiot can see that. They basically captured the whole thrash metal genre in their first four albums, so what more do you want??
Ok so people hate him as a person for the Napstar stuff or whatever, fine. But why hate on him as a drummer. If you're a metal drummer and you hate on him, you should acknowledge he had a HUGE influence on what you're playing, whether you like it or not.
I'm not being Lars' lapdog here and I'm not a drummer myself. I'm just wondering why so many people underrate him as a drummer. @狼 Lord Frieza 雨: I'm speechless for that long and well written, understanding response. I'm considering picking your answer man
@Andsoon Thedarkness: I agree he was ferocious early on and kind of stalled I guess...
@Leprosy: I agree, hate is a trend...it's really sad isn't it
@Prove it or get lost: I totally agree with you fame doesn't (always) equal talent and vice versa, that's just the way it is. He's sloppy but when I listen to Metallica I never complain about the drumming I don't even think about it. And those drummers you named are indeed fantastic, they fit the music they do (Portnoy in DT, Lombardo in Slayer, easily identifiable), but so does Lars. I guess maybe from a drummer's standpoint he might 'suck', but he's alright to me
@blysqyr: I thought it was pretty cool he did the whole St. Anger album with that drum sound, it lended itself to a certain extent of consistency and fit the whole theme of the album quite well. MAybe
Posted on 6 March 2012 | 10:18 pm