Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich made a brand new interview and talks about the band psychology.
Metallica going tour after their 2016’s recent album “Hardwired … to Self-Destruct” and spent the past three years. “This may be the best tour we’ve ever done in Europe. It wasn’t because of the numbers, even though the numbers are kind of crazy. The reason this is the best tour is that we feel more connected internally than we ever have before. We’re connecting more with the audience and with the fans and the people who are there to share the experience. I can’t quite put my finger on it.” Lars Ulrich said about the band.
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This latest interview published in the San Francisco Chronicle, also Ulrich give some tips about the unknown topics. After the latest S&M2 Concert Film they will reunite with the San Francisco Symphony in September for two performances.
Lars also talks about these S&M2 concerts:
“You mean, “Why not take the easy way?” Two words: San Francisco. It’s that simple. When we’re home, we’ve got to do something above and beyond. There’s a creative element to this collaboration that we really appreciate and we’re really thankful for. It’s been ramping up for the past few months. There’s been lots of emails and phone calls and musical prep. So, yes, we’re not taking the easy way out of this one. ” And he added they’re going to mix it up for the upcoming concerts.
However, he is talking about the band psychology:
“You know what? It only took 38 years. Who would have thought? I appreciate you acknowledging that. This may be the best tour we’ve ever done in Europe. It wasn’t because of the numbers, even though the numbers are kind of crazy. The reason this is the best tour is that we feel more connected internally than we ever have before. We’re connecting more with the audience and with the fans and the people who are there to share the experience. I can’t quite put my finger on it.
Over the course of a summer like this, you find yourself occasionally, over a late-night beverage or the right company, trying to intellectualize or get overly analytical about why it’s working at the moment. It’s very hard for me, at least in a sound bite, to clarify that or articulate it. There are some balances and boundaries that are in place that make everybody happy and make Metallica a better band in terms of the physical elements, the mental elements and all this.”
How is the Lars feels after the young peoples attended on the shows?
He sure for their new generation happy to meet the old generation.
“There seems to be an appreciation for these newer songs in the set that may not have been there on the same level on the last couple of tours we were doing new stuff. Social media has definitely helped engage a lot of newer, younger fans that are experiencing Metallica for the first time. There’s so many 12-, 14-, 16-year-olds that are coming to the show. When I’m looking out, it feels like it’s at least 50% of the fans.
It also feels 50-50 gender-wise. All that is kind of crazy compared to 20 years ago, when it was mostly 18-year-old dudes in black rock T-shirts. I say that with nothing but love. It’s morphed into this other thing that’s multigenerational. It’s super cool to sit up on stage and take it all in and go, “Holy s—!” Who would have thought that 30 years into this, this could still be happening?”
Metallica: S&M² Concert film hits theaters on October 9, 2019. Check out the trailer below.