Ulrich: I’m a U2 groupie
Lars Ulrich wants to bring Metallica to a town near you – with U2 and Green Day.
In what would be an unlikely tour the Metallica drummer has spoken about a drunken agreement he made with members of both bands in which they agreed to join forces and hit the road as a trio.
Ulrich tells MTV News: “U2 came to San Francisco two summers ago and we ended up having a lot to drink with them and Green Day following a dinner.
“I was told in the wee morning hours following this outing that members of U2, Green Day and Metallica agreed to tour together. We haven’t talked about it since, but speaking for myself, I’d be very up for that.”
Back in 2010 Ulrich labelled himself a “U2 groupie’ when he explained to Australia’s Faster Louder his long standing admiration for the group.
He dubbed himself “the hugest U2 fan – I would borderline call myself a groupie, actually.”
Continuing he added: “Playing with U2… I would fucking play on the parking lot. They’re one of the only other bands that are still functioning after 30 years, just like we are, and I feel a lot of kinship in what they do and I just really admire and appreciate… They’re really inspiring to me. I love their music, I love their way of reinventing themselves, and I love their way or thinking big and small. And it sort of works on all levels.”