METALLICA’s LARS ULRICH Reacts To Being Called ‘Sh*tty Drummer’

Lars Ulrich

In a new interview with So What, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich talked about negative comments regarding the bands and his playing skills, the ongoing pandemic, and more.

Lars said about METALLICA hate comments: “Unlike years ago, I basically don’t read any of the interviews that the other guys do. 20 or 30 years ago, we would all sit and f*cking read every page of Kerrang and every page of Circus Magazine, see what so-and-so’s saying and what the other band members were saying, what James was saying about this and that.

“Now there’s just none of that. I also don’t really read what people say about METALLICA,” he continued. “I’ll say that occasionally, once every six months or something like that, it’s kind of fun to go through the trolling section just because of the ridiculousness of all of it, but it’s not something that I do regularly anymore.

“20 years ago, it would’ve been, ‘Oh, my God, somebody said something bad,’ or, ‘That person said a nasty comment in the comments section,’ or whatever. Now, none of that really means anything to me.”

“But I’m so over — I’m literally immune to it,” Lars added. “We just did a bunch of interviews, and sometimes, if I am being interviewed by a journalist who is also a fan, they’ll say, ‘When people say Lars Ulrich is a sh*tty drummer, I defend you.’

“Which is cool, but I’ve got to tell you, 20 years later, 30 years later, it just doesn’t register anymore. I am so comfortable with who I am, I’m so comfortable with who METALLICA is, I’m so comfortable with our place in all of it.

“I’ve got an incredible wife, three great kids, my dad and Molly, incredible friends, and lots of cool acquaintances. It’s all good. I’ve got nothing left to prove, so it just doesn’t register anymore.”