Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Reveals How He Kicked Cocaine Habit

Lars-UlrichRecently, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich spoke to U.K.’s Mirror about the band’s current healthy lifestyle and how he quit his cocaine habit 10 years ago.

Ulrich said, “In the early days, I’d always get drunk way faster than the other guys. I realized that if there was a little bit of cocaine involved I could stay up longer, instead of ending up face down in the corner passed out three hours before the party ended. I loved the social elements of cocaine. I loved the danger of it”

He credits his stoppage to something Oasis’ Noel Gallagher said in an interview, saying, “Then about 10 years ago, I read an interview with Noel Gallagher, in which he said, ‘I just stopped doing cocaine.’ I thought that was really cool: It felt so fresh, so honest, so pure—I love that side of him. I’ve never had an addictive personality, so I woke up one day and said: ‘enough.'”


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