Lars Ulrich says he hopes Metallica ‘go on making records until the day we fall over’
If you’re worried that one day, Metallica will stop making music, don’t. According to drummer Lars Ulrich, the metal men hope to continue to make music for a very long time.
“I hope we go on making records until the day we fall over,” Ulrich told Rolling Stone. “That’s what certainly inspires you and gives you a sense of still being in the game. I certainly respect peers of ours that feel different, but feeling we’ve still got something to say is an important part of feeling vital, feeling confident and feeling good about yourself.”
Ulrich is also passionate about touring. He hopes Metallica will tour the globe as long as they are physically about to make the trek.
“Songs like ‘Battery’ or ‘Master of Puppets’ or ‘One’ have this insane physical energy and demand,” Ulrich said, adding that “if you can’t play it at the physical demand that it deserves, it’s better to not play it” than to do it half-throttle. “That’s the only unknown,” he said.
“I think mentally we could do this for another 100 years,” he added.
Metallica’s new studio album, “Hardwired…to Self-Destruct,” will arrive Nov. 18. The set comes roughly eight years after their last album, 2008’s “Death Magnetic.”
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