Metallica’s Lars Ulrich is a Big Oasis Fan

2014-10-02

Story by Anne Erickson

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich: ‘Oasis has been the soundtrack to my life for the last 20 years’

Metallica and Oasis don’t seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly, musically speaking, but that doesn’t mean the bands don’t have an appreciation to each other. As it turns out, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says Oasis’ sounds have given him 20 years of musical bliss, according to an essay Ulrich wrote for The Guardian.

“Oasis has been the soundtrack to my life for the last 20 years on this wonderful planet,” Ulrich said. “I have stories and pictures in my mind that go along with everything, from the first time I heard particular songs and read certain articles, to hearing about the band’s shenanigans and festivities.”

Ulrich explained that he first got into Oasis in 1994, leafing through Select magazine. He dug guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher’s thoughts on the music industry and the fact Gallagher, “at the height of the shoegazing-I-can’t-handle-being-a-rockstar attitudes that were becoming mainstream — was very refreshing.”

Even though Oasis has become a love them-or-hate them band, Ulrich stands by their legacy. “Everybody knew Oasis, and in some way were impacted by them,” he said. “And if they didn’t love them, it was often the polarizing opposite,” says Ulrich. “But most importantly, nobody didn’t care. Everyone had an opinion. Everybody had a thought. Nobody ignored them. No one.”




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