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It’s On! Lars Ulrich Accepts Will Ferrell and RHCP Drummer Chad Smith’s Drum Battle Challenge

Remember when Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith issued that drum battle challenge to Lars Ulrich? Well, apparently the Metallica drummer has accepted. Here’s the statement Ulrich provided to Spin: “It was a little lonely on the sidelines during the first drum-off, given the somewhat forced nature of the lookalike element […]

Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith Challenge Metallica’s Lars Ulrich to Drum Battle

Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith Challenge Metallica’s Lars Ulrich to Drum Battle

Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith may have settled their doppelgänger-fueled drummer challenge, but now the two have called out Metallica’s Lars Ulrich next for a second epic drum battle because they claim he also looks like them. “Lars gets pissed because he gets mistaken for both me and Chad Smith,” […]

Interview: Lars Ulrich on Metallica’s “Ronnie Rising Medley” Off the Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album, This is Your Life

Interview: Lars Ulrich on Metallica’s “Ronnie Rising Medley” Off the Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album, This is Your Life

Earlier today, Metallica premiered their contribution to the forthcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album This is Your Life. Titled “Ronnie Rising Medley,” the track features the Rainbow songs “A Light in the Black,” “Tarot Woman,” “Stargazer,” and “Kill the King”–you can stream it right here. A few weeks ago, our writer Dan Epstein talked to […]

Cliff Burton Remembered: Outtakes from Revolver’s Lars Ulrich Interview

Cliff Burton Remembered: Outtakes from Revolver’s Lars Ulrich Interview

The Metallica bassist passed away 27 years ago today

Interview: Metallica’s Lars Ulrich on Orion Fest, the Golden Gods and Getting Punched at a Black Flag Concert

Interview: Metallica’s Lars Ulrich on Orion Fest, the Golden Gods and Getting Punched at a Black Flag Concert

The legendary drummer looks back on violent hardcore shows and Kill ‘Em All, and ahead to a momentous year!

Andrew Hulme of West of Hell Lists the Top Five Most Influential Drummers

Andrew Hulme of West of Hell Lists the Top Five Most Influential Drummers

Earlier this year, pyromaniacal metal outfit West of Hell released their debut full-length, Spiral Empire. A fiery personality behind the kit, drummer Andrew Hulme offers here his picks for the five drummers who have influenced him the most.         1. Vinnie Paul, Pantera  “Cowboys from Hell was the first metal album I […]

Video: Lars Ulrich Issues Message from Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival

Video: Lars Ulrich Issues Message from Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival

This past weekend was the historic, first-ever Orion Music + More festival, Metallica’s very own two-day extravaganza featuring dozens of bands, comedians, lifestlye tents and much, much more (read a full recap here). Somehow, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich took some time out of his busy day on Sunday to check in from Orion and give […]

Video: Lars Ulrich Discusses “Hit the Lights” Film Festival at Metallica’s Orion Festival

Video: Lars Ulrich Discusses “Hit the Lights” Film Festival at Metallica’s Orion Festival

Speaking to Guitar World last week, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett revealed that Lars Ulrich’s contribution to the band’s upcoming Orion Music + More festival’s “lifestyle tents” would be a film festival. Now, in the below video, Lars reveals the details of his “Hit the Lights” tent, which will featured a screening of Mission to Lars, […]

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: “The Next Album Will Be a Heavier ‘Black Album’”

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: “The Next Album Will Be a Heavier ‘Black Album’”

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Metallica recently discussed the details of their next album, which according to drummer Lars Ulrich, the band are “About seven, eight songs into.” Ulrich went onto say about the follow-up to 2008′s Death Magnetic: “We do it in rounds. We come up with something, we leave it, go to […]

Metallica Release ‘Beyond Magnetic’ EP

Metallica Release ‘Beyond Magnetic’ EP

Metallica have released a four-song EP, titled Beyond Magnetic, today. The four previously unreleased tracks were recorded during sessions for their 2008 Death Magnetic album, but didn’t make the cut at the time. The EP will be available exclusively on iTunes for one week only. “During the Death Magnetic album sessions in 2007 and 2008, […]