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Metallica's Lars Ulrich On Band's Desire To Do Things Differently

06/29/2016
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(Classic Rock) Lars Ulrich thinks Metallica's desire to do things differently could be fuelled more by his upbringing in Denmark than by anger. He's proud of the fact that they've never done things by the book, and argues that the attitude is commonplace in the country of his birth.

Speaking on Swedish radio, Ulrich says: "A lot of people ask me about the presence of anger in my creative process. A lot of people that play rock grew up in broken homes, with problematic and rebellious relationships with their parents and their surroundings. I never had one of those.

"What fuelled me towards harder rock was the energy, the sense of belonging to something greater. Anger and hostility was never a driving force."

He adds that he's always had "a fairly easy relationship with being contrary" and continues: "I think a lot of Danish people are quite contrarian. If somebody says, 'Let's go left,' then Danish people will go, 'Let's go right.' Read more here.

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