Sunday, 1 April 2018

The First Time With... Lars Ulrich

THE FIRST TIME WITH... LARS ULRICH (320kbs-m4a/126mb/55mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 17th January 2018

Lars Ulrich of Metallica shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2013.

Metallica are without doubt the biggest heavy rock band in the world - with a staggering 100 million albums sold worldwide and a fanbase that extends beyond the metal world and onto stadiums in nearly every territory of the planet

Lars Ulrich is the spokesman for the group he co-founded in 1980 with singer James Hertfield, and his character and jaw-dropping drumming style have propelled the band through nine albums and helped bring metal into the mainstream.

Here in a rare and characteristically articulate interview he discusses his childhood in his native Denmark, how a career in professional tennis was hijacked by a love of British heavy rock, the early days of Metallica in Los Angeles and the band's evolution from bars to clubs and arenas with the ground breaking Black Album.

He also chats about his passion for Ennio Morricone, Metallica's recent move into movie making with the film Through The Never, as well as his friendship with Noel Gallagher (Lars was once enlisted as an Oasis concert lighting man, after theirs fell ill!) and his huge passion for the music of Arctic Monkeys.

Metallica - Enter Sandman
Staus Quo - Down Down
Deep Purple - Fireball
Diamond Head - It's Electric
Metallica - Hit The Lights
Ennio Morricone - The Ecstasy Of Gold
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Arctic Monkeys - Brainstorm
Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster
Oasis - Supersonic [Big Brother]
Metallica - My Apocalypse

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