Lars Ulrich Reveals His Favorite METALLICA Song

Lars Ulrich reveals his favorite METALLICA song. He also says I wish I could write this before heard a song on the recording session.

James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich co-founder of METALLICA in 1981. Since that time, they are working consistently for new albums or projects all the time. Their another biggest projects placed at the Berkeley Community Theater in California with the San Francisco Symphony orchestra in 1999. They play together on this ‘S&M’ show. After 20 years later, METALLICA and San Francisco Symphony orchestra collaboration for another show also titled ‘S&M2‘ show.

During on appearance on GQ‘s UK version, Lars Ulrich talks about his favorite METALLICA song:

He answered: “The first time you heard a song you wished you’d written…”

“When I was 15 or 16, I was living in LA – I’d moved over from Denmark a year or two before – and I was going to school in Orange County. The new wave of British heavy metal was going on. It was around 1979-81 and I would get all these records sent from England. There was this mail-order thing called Old Records, where you’d send your money and all the latest releases would show up.

So I got an MCA Records compilation album called Brute Force. I’d recently read about this band called Diamond Head in Sounds that I hadn’t heard of before, then they were the opening cut on this compilation album – the song was called “It’s Electric”. When I heard that song I think I subsequently ended up playing it, like, 9,000 times for the next month. If there was ever a song that made me want to be in a band, that was it. I wasn’t in a band at the time – I was still fussing around with tennis, although that was going down the drain quickly – and that song was like, “Holy hell, if I could just play that song or be in some sort of set-up where I could live my life playing a song like that, that’s what I want to do.”

Metallica Band Photos

METALLICA Band Photo

Ulrich also added his favorite METALLICA song: 

“‘Sad But True’. I just love playing that song. I play it a little differently each time. I love the tempo and giving it a different interpretation every time I play it.”

Watch the METALLICA‘s “Sad But True” music video below. You can also order S&M2 here.

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