Lars Ulrich: Master Drummer

battra

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Wait...Kirk Hammett had chops?

Most of his solos were fast, derivative, and frankly uninspired...I mean fun...but hey.

(NOTE: I sure as hell can't play like that, but let's not say that his lead playing was ever on par with Dave's or even the level of quality of James's rhythm playing or Cliff's bass playing.)
 

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neil-peart.jpg


Somewhere in Ontario, this man is having a chuckle ...
 

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Guy can play , he's in one of the biggest rock bands ever , christ he is the engine room !!! Who cares if he's a jerk or whatever , not him thats for sure :thumb:

James Hetfields right arm is the engine room.

The drums follow James right arm, not the other way around.

James IS Metallica.
 

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Which is why when James had is meltdown, Lars squealed like a pig.
WTF was he going to do without him?
 

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How many people do you think would pay to see a Metallica without Ulrich?


How bout without Hetfield?
 

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How many people do you think would pay to see a Metallica without Ulrich?


How bout without Hetfield?

I don't think that's a fair comparison...and this one coming up isn't either...

But lots of folks paid to see Metallica with James just singing...

Well I can't find a picture.
 

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nothing like reading a thread by guitarist about whether or not drummer "X" has chops......

except maybe a thread by drummers about whether or not guitarist "X" has any....

:applause:
 

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Metallica sucks.

Ok, got that out of the way. And Lars is the suckingest link in the suck chain.

Metallica is kind of brilliant though. By the Bob Rock era they managed to make almost perfect metal for people that don't like metal, but not metal that's too anything - TOO fast, TOO heavy, TOO "evil sounding".they're the perfect metal band for mainstream radio, and it's made them all filthy rich.
 

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Skin this is a Lars sucks thread not a Metallica sucks thread :laugh2: there's another thread for that somewhere :hmm:
 

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Lars is, by no means, a "drummer's drummer". He's just the guy that plays live with Metallica. Whether or not he's recorded a single album track....well, that's a whole 'nother topic for discussion.

Scott Ian's take on Lars is pretty much how I've always felt about the guy. Just good enough to keep the ship from falling apart, but completely lacking any creativity and improvement throughout his career. Not sure if its complacency or just a lack of natural ability. Probably both.

Here he is touting the superiority of his signature snare drum because of its weight and loudness, while at the same time seeming to have absolutely no idea what a snare drum actually is.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdxWIDorirg[/ame]
 

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I won't bag on Lars...He has done more than I ever will musically, even though he gets on my last f ucking nerve. I'm not a Metallica fan by any means either, but they have done well.....They never hit me in the gut like early Sabbath, Priest, Slayer, etc. Hell, Katy Perry's boobs are more metal than..well..Metallica..and we can ALL dig that...:laugh2:
 

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nothing like reading a thread by guitarist about whether or not drummer "X" has chops......

except maybe a thread by drummers about whether or not guitarist "X" has any....

:applause:

Some of us play drums too. :cool: ..as well as other instruments.
 

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Not sure what all the hype is about Lars. He's one of the most basic drummers i've ever heard... nothing special, imho.
 

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At least Lars' wife was hot 10 years ago. :naughty:
 

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