Lars Ul­rich prom­ises Beats 1 show will bring them closer to fans

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Me­tal­lica’s Lars Ul­rich says his Beats 1 ra­dio show will bring them closer to their fans. The 53-year-old drum­mer has promised they’ll re­con­nect with their sup­port­ers through the forth­com­ing pre-recorded episodes of the Ap­ple Mu­sic show, in which he in­ter­viewed the group’s front­man James Het­field, guitarist Kirk Ham­mett and bassist Robert Tru­jillo. He said: “I lis­tened to Kirk’s episode yes­ter­day, and it’s def­i­nitely un­like any­thing that Me­tal­lica fans have ever heard. Each of them put to­gether a playlist that re­flects cer­tain el­e­ments of their past - stuff from back in the day and stuff that helped shape who they are mu­si­cally - and I learned a lot.” Recorded dur­ing the band’s ‘WorldWired’ tour, one hour has been ded­i­cated to each mem­ber and they’ll air on Sun­days at 6 p.m. EST on Ap­ple Mu­sic’s Beats 1 ra­dio. Ham­mett’s episode will air to­day, Tru­jillo on Au­gust 6 and Het­field on Au­gust 13th. Speak­ing about Ham­mett, Ul­rich said he has en­joyed learn­ing about his mu­si­cal in­flu­ences. He told Rolling Stone: “He has a very an­a­lyt­i­cal mind about mu­sic. His cast the net very wide with his playlist, so it goes from Iron Maiden to the Bea­tles to John Coltrane to Ra­dio­head. “I’m not gonna b ****** t you. We don’t sit around and nec­es­sar­ily have con­ver­sa­tions about John Coltrane on a day-to-day ba­sis. So it’s fun for me to re­con­nect with all the fel­las again ... “But he was also keen to shine a light on un­known bands. He added: “There’s an aw­ful lot of great mu­sic out there - much more than I thought - that doesn’t re­ally get a chance to be high­lighted, be­cause of the demise of the mu­sic busi­ness. “I’ve been play­ing Bru­tus, who are great, from Bel­gium. There’s a fantastic band out of Den­mark called Baby in Vain. There’s Coun­ter­feit from Eng­land, who we’ve been play­ing a bunch. And there’s an amaz­ing band who re­side in the Bay Area but are from Afghanistan called Kabul Dreams, who I just love. Their story is un­be­liev­able. So to get a chance to push that out to peo­ple is a re­ally spe­cial thing.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Kuwait

© PressReader. All rights reserved.