METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich is featured in the “Music Ruined My Life” segment on the latest episode of the BBC Radio 1‘s “Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter”. In the segment, which can be streamed below, Ulrich speaks about the songs that inspired him and changed his life.
Asked if hosting his own radio show, “It’s Electric!” on Apple Music‘s Beats 1, has changed his perspective on new music that is coming out, Lars said: “I can tell you what it has done — it has rejuvenated my connection to music and kind of re-inspired.
“I’ve been fairly open about this: I’ve had sort of up-and-down relationships with music for years because there are times where I get very inspired by other music and then there are times where I’m so depressed at the fact that there’s nothing cool happening,” he continued.
“There’s actually a lot of great music out there. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s so difficult for the great music to stand out from the other music that’s not so great because of the obvious demise of the music industry.
“I’ll sit there and I’ll find some band, and I’ll love this song and I’ll play it on the show, and occasionally I’ll go on YouTube or something and that particular song’s got 1,200 hits or something on YouTube, and you just sit there and go, ‘That shoud have 1.2 million hits, not 1,200.’ I mean, 1,200 hits — that’s like the extended family of the bandmembers, you know what I mean? So there’s a lot of great music that, unfortunately, doesn’t really penetrate. So that’s kind of the good and the bad of where this whole journey has gone. But there is a lot of great music. A lot of the stuff I play… a lot of great bands in England, lots of great music coming out from all corners of the world. So there is definitely lots of cool, inspiring stuff out there.”