Lars Ulrich

Born: December 26, 1963
Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark

Lars Ulrich originally had his sites set on becoming a professional tennis player like his father. Coincidentally, it was his father who introduced him to rock and roll when he won a pair of tickets to a Deep Purple concert and took his son along. It was tennis, however, that took Lars to the U.S., to a tennis academy in Florida. It was too late for Lars though - he was already hooked on metal, and began spending more time in local record stores than on the tennis court. As he got more and more into the underground metal scene, he began placing ads in metal magazines, looking to start a band. Soon he met up with James Hetfield, who was into all the same music Ulrich was into. The two formed the garage band Metallica, and made a demo with Lars on the drums and James on vocals, guitar and bass. Since then, Lars has been a passionate and devoted member of Metallica, living for music. He has been in the forefront of the lawsuit between Metallica and Napster, lobbying for musician's rights and copyright laws. Lars Ulrich is the driving force behind Metallica.

Instruments Played / Skills:
Drums Songwriter

Heavy Metal

Bands That Lars Ulrich Has Played For:
Metallica (1981-present)

Lars Ulrich Has Worked With:
Cliff Burton Dave Mustaine James Hetfield Jason Newsted Kirk Hammett Ron McGovney

Lars Ulrich Was Influenced By:
Ritchie Blackmore Ace Frehley

Lars Ulrich's Gear:
    • Zildjian Cymbals
    • Tama Starclassic Maple Drums
    • Artstar II Drums
    • Remo Drumheads
    • Ahead Lars Ulrich Drumstick
    • Lars' first kit was given to him by his grandmother when he was the age of ten. It was a Camco. From then on, he has played others, ranging from Ludwig to D'Amico, until he found the perfect sound for him from Tama.
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