During a recent interview with Revolver, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich was asked about the possibility of retirement. The drummer says he is hoping the band can continue for at least another 10 years.
Ulrich said the following:
“It’s not something we’ve talked a lot about, no. I think most of the energy and the resources go into trying to stay healthy, stay cohesive, stay functioning. As I get older, I spend more and more of my time on my daily workouts, on my cardio, on my strength training. I’m chained to my Peloton hours a day. It’s all about trying to stay healthy: eating healthy, living healthy, whatever it is each of us need to bring to the table.
Obviously, there is a point where it’s maybe not going to function anymore at some level, where we can’t play ‘Battery‘ or ‘Master Of Puppets‘ or songs like that. I know there’s some people in the comments section that think that point has already come — and I appreciate that. [Laughs] But the only thing I can say is that it hasn’t happened yet, knock on wood.
Hopefully it won’t happen for a while. I mean, McCartney‘s out there past his 80th birthday. The Stones are still out there. Springsteen just started his tour.”
He continued after it was mentioned that those classic rock artists don’t play anything as strenuous as “Battery“:
“Right. But at the same time, Springsteen plays three-hour shows and just played 28 fucking songs on the opening night. He looks healthier and stronger than ever. But I appreciate what you’re saying. None of them are playing ‘Battery.’ I would say if we stay healthy, hopefully we’ve got another decade. I mean, the second I’m done with you, I’m getting on the Peloton.”
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