drummer Lars Ulrich
decided to share the legendary band's secret to success, naming innovation and creativity as some of the key ingredients."I guess we keep it fresh by continuously, sort of, reinventing what we do,"
Lars told CBS
at this year's Grammy Awards
. "We did a movie last year and we do mashups like this. So if you get a chance to always, sort of, do different things all the time, it's really, really fun. I think, for us, the idea of, kind of, record, tour, record, tour, record, tour, that's a little dated. And when we get a chance to do all these different experiences, then it, sort of, keeps it fresh for us."
In related news, the drummer stated he is not letting his kids listen to young pop sensations One Direction
. As Ulrich explained (via Contact Music
), he raised each of his three children, 15-year-old Miles
, 12-year-old Layne
, and seven-year-old Bryce
, on hard rock music, leaving no room for latest pop trends."I raised them on stuff like AC/DC, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, from when they were really small,"
he explained. "I got them on to it really early, when they were about two. So that's what they are used to, although they like Rihanna, the Foo Fighters and the Arctic Monkeys. I'm cool with it when they want it on the car stereo."
Finally, Lars addressed the band's new album during a brief HitFix
chat. With 29-year-old girlfriend model Jessica Miller
by his side, Ulrich said: "The next thing we have to give birth to is another record, so that's the focus for '14 and '15. I would say
[be released] before '15."