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Why there won't ever be another 'Big Four' - and why that's a good thing

In April, thrash metal's self-billed "Big Four" — Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax — played a one-off American show in the middle of the desert in Indio, California.
The state of metal
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 26, 2011

The Big Hurt: Reed goes to the dogs

More evidence of the sickening barbarity of America’s penal institutions: Lil Wayne is being hassled because officers found headphones and the charger for an MP3 player in his cell.
Plus Weezy debudded, Ant derided, Michaels bandanna’d
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 28, 2010

Rachel Maddow goes ultra-fangirl on Metallica's Lars Ulrich, mis-pronounces his name

IN a monologue the length of which is usually reserved on MSNBC for Keith Olberman kidney-punching K...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 28, 2009

Review: Anvil! The Story of Anvil

In 1984, the cocky Canadian rockers shared stages with Whitesnake and Bon Jovi, only to fade into total obscurity as other up-and-coming metal acts copped their chops and steamrolled past.
The most satisfying film ending I've seen all year
By SHAULA CLARK  |  April 17, 2009

Guitar Hero: Metallica

At long last, it seems that Guitar Hero has reached a state of equilibrium.
A triumphant return to form
By MITCH KRPATA  |  April 17, 2009

James Hetfield

It's not easy to earn the label as the biggest dipshit in Metallica. But now that Lars Ulrich's lease on the title has expired, Hetfield lived up to the challenge by getting caught shopping at Armani while on vacation in Norway.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009


The Big Hurt: Weezy goes free, Miley turns bitter, Martin still lame

The good news: the 2006 drug charges against   Lil Wayne   have been dropped after a judge ruled that the search leading to his arrest wasn't proper.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 19, 2009

Market demand

The first time I saw Deerhunter was two years ago at Emo’s in Austin, as part of SxSW.
Deerhunter’s redistribution of rock
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 03, 2008


It’s hard to say who detests Metallica more.
Death Magnetic | Warner Bros.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 10, 2008

Throwing dice, taking names

Let’s say your band are named the Sword, your albums have titles like Age of Winters and Gods of the Earth , and your latest single is “Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians.” Would these count as hazardous levels of irony?
The Sword is +20 awesome
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 12, 2008

Making nice

‘If this breaks up, it’s not like I can go sell a Basquiat like Lars Ulrich.’
Deftones go on a healing tour
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  December 01, 2006