As the co-founder and drummer of the successful heavy metal band Metallica, Lars Ulrich has impacted the music scene worldwide. He has created impactful songs during the songwriting sessions of the band, along with the vocalist James Hetfield. Ulrich has been considered the pioneer of fast thrash drum beats and influenced many musicians with his unique playing style. His distinctive techniques have made massive contributions to the group’s successful records.
The drummer has been influenced by many genres starting from jazz, and he formed a musical personality for himself. In this way, he has reached many audiences and become a massive inspiration for many musicians. As well as many people who love Ulrich’s songs, there are numerous musicians that he admires. In a previous interview, the rocker revealed the records of these names when asked about the track he wanted to play at his funeral.
Lars Ulrich Picked Several Songs To Play At His Funeral
During a past interview with Louder Sound, Lars Ulrich picked his best and worst recordings and mentioned the songs he loved the most and his favorite singers. When the drummer was asked which song he wanted to play at his funeral, he revealed several impactful names in the rock scene.
The rocker initially picked Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In The Name’ released from their 1992 self-titled debut studio album. As Ulrich was unsure whether the song perfectly fit into his character, he went on to other pieces in the interview. The drummer cited the songs like Oasis’ 1994 track ‘Supersonic’ and Diamond Head’s 1980 piece ‘Am I Evil?’ He furthermore chose Mercyful Fate’s 1992 track ‘Return Of The Vampire,’ in which he played drums during its re-recording session in 1993.
Lars Ulrich responded when asked about the song he wanted to play at his funeral:
“‘Killing In The Name,’ Rage Against The Machine. ‘F*ck you, I won’t do what you tell me!’ But I don’t know if that’s a song I feel defines my life. I could go with Oasis, ‘Supersonic,’ or Diamond Head, ‘Am I Evil?’ Or I guess ‘Return Of The Vampire’ by Mercyful Fate. That’s an old classic that I played on when they re-recorded it around 1993, and maybe in some weird way, ‘Return Of The Vampire’ could be me in my afterlife coming back.”
You can listen to the songs below.