Metallica’s Lars Ulrich had a chat with Revolver where he opened up about retirement topic, saying his bandmates still haven’t given retirement a thought and argued that his and his bandmates’ ability to perform some of Metallica’s more physically demanding material might diminish at one point.
Here’s what Ulrich said:
“It’s not something we’ve talked a lot about, no. I think most of the energy and resources go into trying to stay healthy, stay cohesive, stay functioning. As I get older, I spend more and more of my time on my daily workouts, on my cardio, on my strength training.
”I’m chained to my Peloton hours a day. It’s all about trying to stay healthy: eating healthy, living healthy, whatever it is each of us needs to bring to the table.
“Obviously, there is a point where it’s maybe not going to function anymore at some level, where we can’t play ”Battery” or ”Master Of Puppets” or songs like that. I know there’s some people in the comments section that think that point has already come, and I appreciate that. But the only thing I can say is that it hasn’t happened yet, knock on wood.
“Hopefully it won’t happen for a while. I mean, McCartney’s out there past his 80th birthday. The Stones are still out there. Springsteen just started his tour.”