METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich reveals his favorite songwriter of all time. So you might be thinking, this is also an interesting choice from the metal drummer.
Lars Ulrich loves to the British music scene. Especially he says he likes and “OASIS my life for the last 20 years”. In the last issue of Classic Rock‘s magazine The Soundtrack Of My Life special edition, Lars nominates some of the legendary musicians. These musicians are AC/DC frontman, Bon Scott, as his favorite singer, and pick former DEEP PURPLE man Ritchie Blackmore as his guitar legend.
During an interview on Classic Rock, Lars Ulrich also chooses his favorite songwriter of all time:
“The hardest thing in the world – trust me, we know this first hand – is to write a simple song. And the shorter and simpler, the harder it is. Those great Oasis songs – Wonderwall, Live Forever, Supersonic – if you hear Noel do them by himself, just guitar and voice, it’s pretty incredible what those songs break down to when you’re that naked and that vulnerable.”
Lars Ulrich added:
“In 1994 I was browsing through an issue of a magazine called Select, and there was a story about a band from England, with some unusual looking fellows, that I’d never heard of. I skimmed across the article and was quite amused by the fact that every other word was either ‘fuck’ or ‘cunt’. It reeked of attitude and not giving a fuck, which at the time – at the height of the ‘shoegazing.
I can’t handle being a rockstar’ attitudes that were becoming mainstream – was very refreshing. A few weeks later I was driving in my car, listening to radio station Live 105 here in San Francisco, when a song came on unlike any I had ever heard before. The attitude, the aloofness, and the not-giving-a-fuck vibes were pouring out of the speakers. It was Oasis and the Supersonic single.
Thus began a long and very rewarding relationship with a sound, an approach and a way of looking at the world that has had a huge impact on me and helped shape who I am today – for whatever that’s worth.”