Metallica Star Explains The Band's Jazz Influence
Trujillo tells Gitarre & Bass: "Lars Ulrich is not a jazz drummer, but he grew up listening to jazz. His father, Torben, loved jazz. Jazz musicians used to stay at their house.
"Lars grew up infatuated with the British wave of heavy metal and that's his first love, but as a child, he grew up with all this jazz around him. So you listen to a Metallica song, and you listen to the drums, and they're not necessarily swinging, but the arrangements are different.
"It's more in tune with jazz arrangements. It's not a traditional rock'n'roll production, in terms of the drums. So it's really interesting how there's this fusion between styles. And those are the things that make it different. A lot of people - like you average heavy metal fan - may not understand it." Read more and watch the full interview here.
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