METALLICA Drummer Lars Ulrich - "We Like To Jump And Then Occasionally Go 'Oops! Where’s The Parachute?'"

October 3, 2013, 3 years ago

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METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich is featured in a new interview with UK-based Metro discussing the new feature film Metallica Through The Never. An excerpt is available below:

Q: Metallica previously appeared in the documentary Some Kind Of Monster, which showed the band almost imploding. How was that?

Lars: "What surprised us was how many film people latched on to it. There were probably more people in the film world that liked Some Kind Of Monster than the music world. A lot of people in the music world were like: 'Ugh, they’re melting down and what’s with the therapy?'"

Q: Did you think that was a risk to your reputation?

Lars: "Yeah, well, we like to jump and then occasionally go 'Oops! Where are we landing? Where’s the parachute?' I guess it ultimately keeps us edgy, keeps us alive and keeps us functioning. I think we’re really scared of repetition and creative stagnation. So if you always put yourself in these crazy situations – like making an album (Lulu) with LOU REED or starting our own festival (Orion Music + More) – it keeps you occupied."

Q: Can you define the band’s success?

Lars: "Metallica exist in our own bubble. We’re not part of a genre, we’re not part of a wave, we’re not part of a moment. We’re completely financially independent. We own all our own records. We own all our own masters. We financed this film by ourselves. We don’t have to suck up to anybody or deal with the man. We just live in our own little world. We’re our own entity, completely autonomous. And that’s a very unusual situation to be in."

Go to this location for the complete interview.

Metallica's Hit The Lights: The Making Of Metallica Through The Never continues with all the action, getting some perspective with Dane DeHaan and the rest of the crew.

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Metallica Through The Never in IMAX 3D had the highest opening for a specialty film this past weekend. According to "the action/concert feature grossed over $1.67 million, easily the weekend’s highest grossing specialty newcomer, averaging $5,482. The weekend’s gross is already more than the cume of the previous film centered on the popular heavy metal band. Docu Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster cumed over $1.22 million domestically in 2004. It opened in three theaters in July of that year, averaging $15,453."

Metallica have uploaded more behind-the-scenes footage from their film, Metallica Through The Never, which hit IMAX 3D theatres on September 27th and theatres everywhere on October 4th.

Metallica Through The Never stars Metallica, one of the most popular, influential rock bands in history. In this music-driven, 3D motion picture event, award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of Metallica's most iconic songs - created exclusively for film - combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the band's trailblazing iconography. Dane DeHaan portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission, during the Metallica's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. The film features dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built and state-of-the-art 3-D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously.

BraveWords' review of Metallica Through The Never can be found at this location.

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