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Watch Lars Ulrich attempt to sing Judas Priest’s Delivering The Goods

More than 35 years after Lars Ulrich briefly considered becoming the band’s frontman, Metallica have finally let the drummer have a go at singing. 

Footage has emerged of Lars wrapping his tonsils around Judas Priest’s 1978 classic Delivering The Goods during a jam session in the band’s backstage rehearsal rooms in October 2018. Rather than trying to hit the high notes, Rob Halford style, his guttural growl is more ‘hungover brickie’. You can see his valiant attempt at the 7:35 mark in the video below.

We’ve said it once, but we’ll say it again: Lars, mate, don’t give up the day job…

Dave Everley has been writing about and occasionally humming along to music since the early 90s. During that time, he has been Deputy Editor on Kerrang! and Classic Rock, Associate Editor on Q magazine and staff writer/tea boy on Raw, not necessarily in that order. He has written for Metal Hammer, Louder, Prog, the Observer, Select, Mojo, the Evening Standard and the totally legendary Ultrakill. He is still waiting for Billy Gibbons to send him a bottle of hot sauce he was promised several years ago.