Metallica’s Lars Ulrich has expressed his affinity for British rock over the years, professing his love for Oasis. years, royal blood. In fact, Ulrich reveals that the Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher duo made quite an impact on his family as a whole.
Talk with NME of her Royal Blood fandom, the Metallica drummer recalls hearing about the duo for the first time “probably in the NMEâwhen the band’s self-titled debut album in 2014 came along.â Our whole family fell in love with it, âUlrich said.â It was my kids’ favorite band and album. The first time [Royal Blood] played in San Fran, my wife and I met them and spent time together. We ended up driving them around and showing them the landmarks.
Ulrich shared how Royal Blood had impacted his sons, commenting that his eldest son’s first band had already had six Royal Blood covers in their live set. âThey were basically a Royal Blood cover band. Now he and his brother have a band in LA called Taipei Houston. It’s a very Royal Blood inspired duo so still seven-eight years later, Royal Blood is a much of our family’s musical enjoyment. “
There is a mutual admiration between Royal Blood and Lars, as Royal Blood recently covered “Sad But True” as part of Metallica. Blacklist covers the compilation coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the eponymous release of Metallica.
Thatcher told NME of the support of Ulrich and his family: âThis is crazy! Having someone like that in your group and not just supporting them but thinking you’re awesome is such a nice feeling.
While Metallica is currently looking back on its historic release, Royal Blood is back with some new music this year. Scalable Typhoons The album arrived in April, featuring stars such as “Trouble’s Coming”, the title track, “Limbo” and “Boilermaker”.
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