Lars Ulrich of Metallica: Our Mission to Spread Heavy Music Continues

In a recent interview on TVK’s ‘Rock City’, Japanese music critic and radio personality Masa Ito spoke with Lars Ulrich, the drummer of Metallica, about how the band continues to reach new audiences with their music, especially after the success of their song “Master of Puppets” on the iTunes rock charts 36 years after its initial release. Ulrich noted that while the band used to be very keen on explaining their intentions to the world, they have become less interested in doing so now. Regardless, he is happy to see so many young people reconnecting with music, and is proud to be a part of that discovery.

Ulrich also spoke about Metallica’s musical evolution, particularly with the release of their latest album, ’72 Seasons’. He noted that the band has always had a desire to keep exploring and trying new things, which has led to a zigzagged journey over the last 40 years. However, the band has always wanted to stay on a positive path, and Ulrich is proud of the representation of his emotions and headspace in their latest record.

In addition, Ulrich discussed Metallica’s ‘M72’ world tour, which features two-night stays in nearly 24 cities across Europe and the United States. Each “No Repeat Weekend” offers two completely different setlists and supporting line-ups. While Ulrich admitted that people may not fully understand what the band is doing, he is excited for this experiment and hopes that fans will enjoy the variety of experiences offered during the tour.

The tour will offer a range of enhanced experiences, from handshakes with the band to stage tours and early entry, with the option to purchase an “I Disapia Ticket” for ultimate access. This ticket allows fans to attend as many of Metallica’s 46 headliner tour dates as they wish across Europe and North America in 2023 and 2024. Ulrich is excited to continue bringing heavy music to the world and hopes to keep doing so for many more years to come.

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