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Lars lets loose on metal love

Banger Films boss Sam Dunn has unveiled a previously-unreleased interview segment with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.

It was filmed in 2007 as the production company worked on their documentary Global Metal. Dunn asked Ulrich how his love for metal began – and didn’t expect to receive a nine-minute answer.

The director says: “The mistake I made was the first question I asked. In typical Lars fashion he gave an extremely detailed response. Here it is, uncut.”

Ulrich starts his reply with “Hasn’t it been documented enough?” before starting with his experience of seeing Deep Purple when he was nine years old.

Dunn last week released the full version of a classic interview with the late Ronnie James Dio. Metallica continue work on the long-awaited follow-up to 2008’s Death Magnetic.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.