Lars Ulrich: "In England, everything needs to be boxed in"

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has waxed lyrical on Glastonbury, the stereotyping of heavy metal and British attitudes towards music in a new video interview with Metal Hammer!

The metal legends make their Glasto debut this coming Saturday and have drawn the ire of critics who feel they shouldn’t be making an appearance at a festival seen to have traditionally shun metal music.

The Awesome Foursome also hit up Sonisphere in just over a week’s time. See what Lars has to say below…

Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He has also presented and produced the Metal Hammer Podcast, presented the Metal Hammer Radio Show and is probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.