Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Joins Mumford & Sons Onstage At Austin City Limits Music Festival

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich joined Mumford & Sons onstage during their set at the Austin City Limits Music Festival last night (October 13). You can see fan-filmed footage of him performing “The Wolf” with the band below:

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Says James Hetfield Is “In The Process Of Healing Himself”

As previously reported, Metallica’s James Hetfield recently re-entered a treatment program to get help with addiction issues. Now, during an interview with USA Today, Hetfield’s bandmate Lars Ulrich offered a bit of an update on his condition, saying that “he’s in the process of healing himself.”

Ulrich said the following:

“He’s doing what he needs to; he’s in the process of healing himself. I feel bad for everybody down in Australia and New Zealand, but we’re excited to get back to full force and come back stronger and healthier than ever. Along the way, there’s obviously an occasional bump in the road. But it’s been an incredible ride, and we’re looking forward to getting back down there, hopefully next year.

He also added the following when asked if he was surprised about the situation:

“I don’t have anything more to add — we put out a statement a week ago. I think the biggest surprise is just how positive the feedback has been from our fans and friends and peers alike. It’s very heartwarming, and it’s just blown our minds how much love and appreciation and support we’ve gotten in the last week since we had to postpone this. It’s an incredible thing.”

Are Metallica Planning To Make “Garage Inc. 2”?

Metallica were recently asked a number of fan-submitted questions for the new issue of Kerrang! and while responding to one of them, Lars Ulrich seemed to suggest that the band may release a sequel to their “Garage Inc.” covers compilation. Here’s an excerpt:

Aran from Leicester asked Lars if Metallica were going to make Garage Inc. 2, which songs would they cover? To which the drummer replied “Wait and see…”

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Watch Metallica Members Perform National Anthem & Throw First Pitch During Giants Vs. Yankees Game

Metallica and the San Francisco Giants held their seventh annual “Metallica Night” last night (April 26), during the Giants Vs. New York Yankees game at Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA. You can see footage of James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performing the national anthem and footage of Lars Ulrich throwing the first pitch below:

Lars Ulrich Reflects On Metallica’s First Concert 37 Years Later

Lars Ulrich recently reflected on Metallica’s first-ever concert, which was held on March 14, 1982 at Radio City in Anaheim, CA. At the time, the band’s lineup featured Ulrich, James Hetfield, Dave Mustaine, and Ron McGovney and they played a set consisting of mostly covers. Tickets were $15 and only 75 people were in attendance. You can see what Ulrich had to say about the show in the below Instagram post:

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37 years ago today, March 14 ’82, the ‘Tallica played our first live show ever at a joint called Radio City in Anaheim, California. As you can tell from the notes in my diary, it was my first gig ever and I was “very nervous.”(!) Additionally, you eagle-eyed observers may notice that there’s not a lot of ‘Tallica originals being performed here at the first outing, but almost all NWOBHM covers, most of which ended up being recorded later along the way and showing up on various Garage releases… Here for your viewing pleasure is a picture of your Danish drummer from later in ’82 still playing my first Camco kit (there are no pictures that exist from the first gig), the OG flyer, the setlist in my handwriting and a page from my diary describing the antics of the evening! Happy Live Debut Anniversary! Who would’ve thought….🤪 #wanna #tbt 📸 by @umlaut

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Recorded Drums For The New Netflix Film “Triple Frontier”

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich has revealed that he recorded “thunderous drums to back up the score in certain sequences” of the new film “Triple Frontier.” That movie stars Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam, Oscar Isaac, etc. and it was officially released on Netflix today (March 13). You can find a trailer for the film, along with an Instagram post from Ulrich below:

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Check out #TripleFrontier, which starts streaming on #Netflix today. Director JC Chandor, who I’ve admired for his previous films and gotten to know over the years, called me up and asked if I would contribute to the movie. The marching orders… Thunderous drums to back up the score in certain sequences. I’m in!! Had some fun for a coupla days in December laying down “thunderous drums” on top of @dzasterpeace’s brilliant existing stems of music and score … and it’s turned out really fuckin’ cool. So if you’re in the mood for a clever, intelligent, suspenseful, well-cast action thriller with an unusual amount of smarts and depth, and the occasional “thunderous drums”, go find @TripleFrontier.. streaming on your device of choice via @Netflix and in select theaters now. Happy days! #wanna #thunderousdrums #disasterpeace #triplefrontier #netflix

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Watch Metallica Cover Judas Priest With Lars Ulrich On Vocals

Some footage of Metallica covering Judas Priest‘s “Delivering The Goods“ with Lars Ulrich on vocals has surfaced online. The clip was filmed while the band were rehearsing in their tuning room before a show at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA back in October 2018. You can see Ulrich singing at the 7:50 mark.

[via Blabbermouth]