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Lars Ulrich Talks Hosting Metallica Bandmates on Beats 1 Radio Show

Lars Ulrich Talks Hosting Metallica Bandmates on Beats 1 Radio Show
From Rolling Stone - July 29, 2017

Metallica's Lars Ulrich has managed to book an exclusive and elite trio of guests for the next three episodes of It's Electric, his Apple Music radio show: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo. "I listened to Kirk's episode yesterday, and it's definitely unlike anything that Metallica fans have ever heard," he tells Rolling Stone. "Each of them put together a playlist that reflects certain elements of their paststuff from back in the day and stuff that helped shape who they are musicallyand I learned a lot. As the world's biggest Metallica fan, I got the chance to interview these guys and learn more about their musical DNA."

The drummer recorded each of the shows when the band was in Toronto on their ongoing WorldWired tour, and he will be airing the episodeswith one full hour dedicated to each memberon Sundays at 6 p.m. EST on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio with encore airings running at 6 a.m. EST on Mondays. Hammett's episode will air first on July 30th, with Trujillo (August 6th) and Hetfield (August 13th) to follow.

Ulrich said he learned a lot about Hammett's childhood and understanding of music during his interview with the guitar player, who joined Metallica in 1983. "He has a very analytical mind about music," Ulrich says. "His cast the net very wide with his playlist, so it goes from Iron Maiden to the Beatles to John Coltrane to Radiohead.

"I am not gonna bullshit you," he continues. "We dont 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 in that intimate setting and talk music one-on-one. It's not something that happens a lot, since we have all got families and there are people around. So it was very cool."


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