Full Name: Lars Ulrich
Specialty: Pounding, driving rhythms
Birthday: December 26, 1963
From: Gentofte, Denmark
Vitals: 5'7" & 130 lbs (1.7meters & 58.97 kg); blond/brown hair & green eyes
Drives: Porsche, Chevy Blazer, Range Rover, Saab
Marital Status: Married, Mrs. Skylar Ulrich
Children: Myles : Born August 5th, 1998
Drinks: Dry white wine, Evian, tea
Eats: French Food, tuna, sushi, frozen yogurt
Sports Team: San Jose Sharks, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Before Metallica: None
Pre-metallica career: Paper boy, gas station attendant
Likes: Hanging with my wife, running, scuba diving, skiing, movies, fashion, art
Listens to: Oasis, AIC, Black Grape, my wife
Heroes: Guillermo Vilas, Ritchie Blackmore, Ace Frehley
First Concert: Deep Purple, 1973, Copenhagen
Describes self as: Anticipating, stubborn, spontaneous, sarcastic, talkative, silly, squeaky
One of Metallica's co-founders, Lars, is often called upon to serve as the bands spokesman. Talkative, insightful, and often intensely serious, expeciall when discussing the band, he can also be as wacky as the next Metallifuk when the situation calls for it.
Born in Copenhagen, young Lars followed in the footsteps of his tennis pro father and competed seriously in the sport right up until his family moved to Los Angeles in 1980. Upon realizing that his neighborhood alone was crawling with good tennis players, Lars abandoned it as a career and dove full-tilt into his other longtime passion: music, specifically drumming. Proficient on air-drums and hitting cardboard boxes with sticks at age 12, Lars talked his grandmother into buying him a drumkit in 1977 and practiced while fantasizing he was Deep Purple's Ian Paice.
Once in L.A., Lars was dismayed to find that hardly anyone had heard of Iron Maiden, Saxon, Motorhead and other European Metal favorites. He searched for a like-minded guitarist to jam with and found one James Hetfield, a guy who appreciated the finer things in metal. Some months later, they gave birth to Metallica in Lars' garage.
We doubt that the kid who dreamed of playing Wimbledon, regrets the career change that has him now playing stadiums (not to mention crowds) of a different sort.