Lars Ulrich Has High Hopes In Metallica’s Future
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 17: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, and Robert Trujillo of Metallica perform at The Fox Theater on December 17, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jeff Yeager/Metallica/Getty Images)
As they celebrate the 40th anniversary of their debut studio album Kill ‘Em All, drummer and co-founder of Metallica, Lars Ulrich, shares his great expectations for the band’s future.
Talking about the possibility of Metallica retiring from touring, Ulrich said in an interview:
“It’s not something we’ve talked a lot about, no.
“I think most of the energy and the resources go into trying to stay healthy, stay cohesive, stay functioning. As I get older, I spend more and more of my time on my daily workouts, on my cardio, on my strength training. I’m chained to my Peloton hours a day.”
“It’s all about trying to stay healthy: eating healthy, living healthy, whatever it is each of us need to bring to the table.
“Obviously, there is a point where it’s maybe not going to function anymore at some level, where we can’t play ‘Battery’ or ‘Master Of Puppets’ or songs like that. I know there’s some people in the comments section that think that point has already come — and I appreciate that.”
The drummer noted:
“But the only thing I can say is that it hasn’t happened yet, knock on wood. Hopefully it won’t happen for a while.
“I mean, [Paul] McCartney’s out there past his 80th birthday. The [Rolling] Stones are still out there. [Bruce] Springsteen just started his tour.
“Springsteen plays three-hour shows and just played 28 fucking songs on the opening night. He looks healthier and stronger than ever. But I appreciate what you’re saying. None of them are playing ‘Battery’. I would say if we stay healthy, hopefully we’ve got another decade. I mean, the second I’m done with you, I’m getting on the Peloton.”
Meanwhile, Metallica are set to drop their 11th studio album, 72 Seasons, on April 14.