In The Midst Of Metallica’s Comeback, Lars Ulrich Shockingly Questions The Band’s Future—Here’s Why
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Later this month, Metallica will release their tenth studio album Hardwired…to Self-Destruct. It will be the band’s first album in eight years, and the band has already started promotions for their new music, and some-what comeback by releasing a plethora of new singles. But with the band aging, many have question how long Metallica can consistently bring it.
Drummer Lars Ulrich has gone as far to question how long he and the band can actually continue to play their heavy, physical music. Ulrich is 52, and wonders whether his body will hold up, and if he’ll be able to play the high energy, fast-paced songs as he ages more.
“Whether we’ll be able to play ‘Master of Puppets’ in our 70s, I just don’t know. With Metallica, there’s a physicality and a weight that has to be part of it. You can play it less heavy, slower — or you can realize that the music deserves that physical approach, and if the physical delivery isn’t there, then maybe it’s better not to do it.”– Ulrich said.
You have to respect Ulrich for recognizing the fact that the band may not be able to bring it every night down the line. But for now, they can enjoy the fact they can keep up, and keep playing great shows! No doubt they’ll tour this record, and possibly make more music down the line, but it’s good that they’ve considered the best options for their future!