LARS ULRICH Talks Meeting JAMES HETFIELD And Birth Of METALLICA In Polar Music Prize Interview - "We Found A Common Language And A Common Thing That We Could Both Identify With"

July 13, 2018, 2 months ago

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LARS ULRICH Talks Meeting JAMES HETFIELD And Birth Of METALLICA In Polar Music Prize Interview - "We Found A Common Language And A Common Thing That We Could Both Identify With"

The Polar Music Prize presents exclusive on stage interviews with the Laureates of 2018. Music journalist Jan Gradvall interviews Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich in the clip below about the band's beginnings back in the '80s, their musical influences and long and sucessfull career. The interview is based on songs from Metallica and other artists who have had a major impact on the band, to help tell the story of this mythical band, Laureate of the 2018 Polar Music Prize.

After receiving the Polar Music Prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden in Stockholm on June 14th, Metallica donated its monetary award of one million Swedish Kroner (just over $130,000) to three charities, reports Billboard.

The band gave 50 percent of their prize money to the Stockholm City Mission, which supports the homeless; 25 percent to the World Childhood Foundation, founded by Sweden’s Queen Silvia; and 25 percent to the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, also a recipient of this year’s Polar Music Prize. Metallica was one of this year’s Laureates, along with Dr. Ahmad Sarmast and ANIM, the music school he founded in 2010 in response to that country’s civil war and destruction of centuries of rich musical tradition.

Read more at Billboard, and watch video of the presentation below:

Ghost joined Candlemass to honour Metallica by performing "Enter Sandman" at the ceremony. Watch the performance below:



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