Happy Birthday, Lars Ulrich!

Lars Ulrich, “Metallica”â’s drummer and co-founder, was born on this day 53 years ago, in Gentofte Kommune (Municipality), Capital Region in Denmark.

Lars comes from a tennis family. His grandfather and father were tennis players and Lars also followed their steps while he was a nipper and a teenager. The main reason why Lars moved to the USA in 1980 was to train tennis professionally. According to TeamRock.com and the interview Lars had given to “Jonesy’s Jukebox”, he soon realised that his tennis skills were nothing special. He was one of the best young tennis players in Denmark, but in the USA he didnâ’t manage to be the best in his own street. So, he gave in to full-time listening to “Iron Maiden” and “Motorhead” and, soon enough, decided to found his own band.
His first step was publishing an advertisement in LAâ’s newspaper “The Recycler”. Then came the meeting with James Hetfield and the rest is history. “Kill ‘Em All”, “Ride the Lighting”, “Master of Puppets”…
With the 1991 “Black Album”, which was an instant commercial success, the band became one of the most popular metal groups ever.
In November 2016 “Metallica” released their 10th album “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”. In the meantime, people came and went from the band. Mostly bass guitarists. However, Ulrich and Hetfield were always there.
During the “Napster” affair, Lars became the bandâ’s spokesman and testified before Senate Judiciary Committee accusing “Napster” for copyright infringement. This controversial case provoked rage of their fandom, and Lars was its first target.
In 2009, Lars became the first Danish guy ever to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (along with other band members).

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