Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Metallica's Lars Ulrich: "Never set out to please the fans"

Metallica's Lars Ulrich says never set out to please the fans and it's impossible to make everyone happy when working on new material. Ulrich says "The band continues to challenge themselves without limits".

He tells to Billboard: "Increasingly in our career, absolutes don't play a role. The minute we have a conversation about 'what does the fan want?' we stop ourselves, because it's a lost cause. If you put 20 Metallica fans around this table, they’re going to tell you 20 different things.

"We really turn the conversation inward: ‘What are we comfortable with? Is this something we feel we can get behind?’ It's not about selling out, but whether it’s selling our souls. As you lay in bed every night, you ask yourself, 'Do I feel good about the choices I made?'"

Metallica has won the Guinness World Record 2015 for becoming the first band to have played in all seven continents in one year on their tour in 2013. (click here to read the news)

Ulrich says: "One thing Metallica love to do, we love to go to unexplored places. We were in China last year for the first time. Got a chance to go to Malaysia last year for the first time. There are still frontiers that maybe five, 10 years ago there was no infrastructure to support the type of thing we do."
As for next frontier, Ulrich adds: "There aren’t any left. At least on this planet. We'd have to do space."