Lars Ulrich excited for Metallica‘s 40th anniversary. He also reveals “Hopefully We’re Just Getting Started” in his last video with the Blackened American Whiskey team.
After the Metallica launch their Blackened American Whiskey new part, Lars also talks with new master distiller Rob Dietrich. In this new Instagram video chat Metallica’s famous drummer Lars reveals a few more unknown knowledge on the band’s existence of the 40th anniversary. Ulrich and frontman James Hetfield founded Metallica in 1981 in their home city of California. Over the forty years of this music, the band added guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Rob Trujillo.
Lars Ulrich reveals the past and his music but prefers instead to look to the Metallica’s future:
“It always feels like we’re just getting started. Forty fucking years! Yeah, it’s crazy. We’re in 2020 here, so I guess next year is the 40th anniversary. All those clichés about ‘age are just a state of mind,’ but there is definitely a part of me that still feels like all the best years are ahead of us. I guess that’s kind of how I have always thought.
I can’t spend a lot of time in the past, and I can’t spend a lot of time going down memory lanes. Obviously, when people like you and I are talking or if I’m doing interviews or whatever, I can hang in the past, but when I’m not doing that, I spend most of my time in the future — [focusing on] what’s ahead. People go, ‘What’s your favorite Metallica record?’ It’s, like, you know what? The next one is my favorite Metallica record. So I always think ahead.”
He also added the feels in Metallica and fans:
“It’s been an awesome ride so far. Forty years next year, and I’m just thankful for James [Hetfield], Kirk [Hammett] and Rob [Trujillo] and thankful for this incredible ride. And it feels like, I guess, in some peculiar way, that we’re getting closer and closer. I guess social media, the way that we connect with the fans nowadays, still touring all over the world, the spirit, and the way we connect with the fans just feels purer and purer, more and more transparent, and more and more honest. We just throw it all out there.”
I love social media. I love the fact that you and I can sit here and do this. And to me, what rock and roll are really just about connecting to other people. When I think of the last three or four years and the ‘Hardwired[… To Self-Destruct]’ ride, it’s amazing how it feels like it’s getting more and more intense and more and more intimate — I guess, always working on trying to break down that barrier between the band and the fans and trying to make us all one. The indoor stage of the last couple of years, playing in the round, with the snakepit, and the shows we’ve played in the last few years outdoors, it just feels like we’re connecting at a more intimate level than we ever have before. So, like I said, hopefully we’re just getting started.”
You can watch the Lars Ulrich entire interview below.