Lars Ulrich: “Lemmy is in our hearts and in our souls”
By David Sands
November 29, 2016
The presence of Lemmy Kilmister looms large in the history of Metallica, and fans should expect the late Motörhead bassist’s legacy to be acknowledged at upcoming shows. Just ask drummer Lars Ulrich, who spoke on on the topic of Motörhead covers during a recent interview with Puerto Rico’s Mariskal Rock TV. (SEE INTERVIEW, BELOW.)
“Lemmy is in our hearts and in our souls and in our thoughts all the time, and I’m sure there will be plenty of tributes along the way in the next few years,” he said. “I think everybody knows what a significant role Lemmy played in Metallica’s existence, in my life, the life of the band… so I think that that will definitely happen.”
A huge Motörhead fan, Ulrich followed Lemmy’s band on tour during the summer of ’81; the experience inspired him to found Metallica with singer James Hetfield later that year.
Metallica recorded the song “Murder One” as a tribute to Lemmy on their newest album, Hardwired… To Self Destruct, which was released earlier this month.
The group kicked off its Hardwired tour in San Juan Puerto Rico on Oct. 26. They’re currently booked to play a variety of venues around North America, South America, Europe and Asia through March of next year.