Lars Ulrich Regrets Turning Down 'Kill Bill' Score

It turns out that Quentin Tarantino wrote the Kill Bill fight scenes to Metallica. Now Lars thinks turning down a job to score the soundtrack was one of his biggest mistakes.

Lars Ulrich Regrets Turning Down 'Kill Bill' Score
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Lars Ulrich says he regrets turning down the chance to score Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" films. According to the drummer, the renown director asked him to dinner in San Fransisco and said he wrote several of the Kill Bill fight scenes while listening to Metallica. At first, Lars was excited. "One of the most surreal 30 minutes of my life was having Quentin Tarantino six inches from my face, eyes dancing, intensely animated, explaining in intricate detail how he had written and choreographed the two main fight scenes in the film [Kill Bill] to the Metallica songs 'Enter Sandman' and 'Sad But True'. Tarantino's next-level movie magic married to Metallica music, all turned up to 11." He agreed at first, but had a change of heart after seeing the script. "Man, was it thick and dense," he said. "I realized that most of this was written in a language that was outside of my realm of understanding. I had never encountered a narrative like this, set in, to me, a very foreign culture of martial arts and Asian myths. I just couldn't wrap my thick Danish head around it." He turned the job away, with the job finally going to RZA from Wu Tang Clan. But with hindsight, Lars now admits it was the "single biggest mistake I've made in the creative department". Meanwhile, Ulrich and his Metallica band mates are set to release their collaboration with Lou Reed, "Lulu".

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    Pagan_Poetry
    Lars now admits it was the "single biggest mistake Ive made in the creative department". Meanwhile, Ulrich and his Metallica band mates are set to release their collaboration with Lou Reed, "Lulu".
    That HAD to have been done on purpose Ah well. I can see where he's coming from. Making movies is a very complicated process throughout, and if you don't get what's going on in pre production, it could seem very daunting. RZA's music fits better anyways, especially with his love for samurai and kung fu flicks, so that's ok.
    jurnag12
    Lars now admits it was the "single biggest mistake Ive made in the creative department". Meanwhile, Ulrich and his Metallica band mates are set to release their collaboration with Lou Reed, "Lulu".
    I want to stop laughing, but I really can't.
    sickassfoo
    "One of the most surreal 30 minutes of my life was having Quentin Tarantino six inches from my face, eyes dancing, intensely animated..." this sounds like they were going to make out
    Sparky-MMA
    I just couldnt wrap my thick Danish head around it.
    this made my day, lars admits he's stupid
    Gee Halen
    I kinda try to figure it out how they met up at the dinner: Quentin: "I am the pen." Lars: "I am the drumstick." Table: "I am James." On a serious note: I could imagine "The Outlaw Torn" in one of Tarantino's movies as a theme of the hero or something. Such an epic song.
    kill it
    it's hard to call a band that released albums like master of puppets and ...and justioce for all overated.
    Stinkfist528
    ShevanelFlip wrote: Im glad he dint, the music in that movie was great.
    That's cause RZA is the man...
    ShevanelFlip
    Im glad he dint, the music in that movie was great. and on an another note; ENOUGH METALLICA! way to much of them all the time.
    theogonia777
    i think his biggest mistake Lars made was not being a tennis player. Torben Ulrich really made a name for the family doing so; all Lars has ever made is a racket.
    DSG3002
    Lars now admits it was the "single biggest mistake Ive made in the creative department". Meanwhile, Ulrich and his Metallica band mates are set to release their collaboration with Lou Reed, "Lulu".
    This is priceless.
    ElveTheInsane
    Lars now admits it was the "single biggest mistake Ive made in the creative department". Meanwhile, Ulrich and his Metallica band mates are set to release their collaboration with Lou Reed, "Lulu".
    "Single biggest mistake"? Does this mean Lulu is a smaller mistake? I wonder...
    intothe
    But we all thank you for it, Lars. Thank you for not touching that soundtrack.
    Eirien
    I am SOOOOO glad Lars Ulrich turned down the Kill Bill soundtrack.
    lVlaniac
    he might regret it. I disagree, i think it would have decreased Kill Bill's reputation to that of a mere summer movie of action and gore. I love it the way it is.
    robquest
    RZA fits the bill when it comes to scoring music. Lars would be better off scoring some adapted play from decades ago....wait Nvm
    PerpetualBurn
    RZA is one of the best producers/musicians of all time, better choice for the job in my opinion.
    blake1221
    I'm glad I didn't have to sit through anything close to Metallica while watching those movies.
    RockinZiemak19
    Why the hell does everybody hate on Lars so much? It kind of pisses me off. I respect everyone's opinion; if they don't like his drumming or whatever then that's fine, but he doesn't deserve all the shit he gets on here from all these dickheads. He's accomplished far more than any of us have, and it's for a reason.
    Itsooz
    I'd say he made way bigger mistakes in the "creative department" in the past..
    HarvesterofPain
    Is it just me, or is Lars doing a REALLY good troll face impression in this pic? That being said, UG should start slapping this picture on every article related to Lulu.
    Leather Sleeves
    PerpetualBurn wrote: RZA is one of the best producers/musicians of all time, better choice for the job in my opinion.
    RZA's pretty awesome. I used to listen to hip hop, but now that I'm into metal Wu's the only hip-hop crew I still like.
    Root Beer
    Wow, seeing how many "mistakes in the creative department" Lars has made in his career, that's really saying something.
    MidniteHaze
    Big lars fan, but good thing he wasnt in those movies. Maybe it wouldve been good, maybe not. We will never know..
    Lord_Doku
    Lars now admits it was the "single biggest mistake Ive made in the creative department". Meanwhile, Ulrich and his Metallica band mates are set to release their collaboration with Lou Reed, "Lulu"
    Well, it's not that St. Anger had a great snare sound, but to say that this is worse...
    RockinZiemak19
    Gee Halen wrote: I kinda try to figure it out how they met up at the dinner: Quentin: "I am the pen." Lars: "I am the drumstick." Table: "I am James." On a serious note: I could imagine "The Outlaw Torn" in one of Tarantino's movies as a theme of the hero or something. Such an epic song.
    I love this haha
    Gallardo147
    EthelTheFrog wrote: kill it wrote: it's hard to call a band that released albums like master of puppets and ...and justioce for all overated. Not really, Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning are better than both those albums. In fact, both Master of Puppets and ...And Justice For All are incredibly overrated on their own. One is wrongly considered one of their best, the other is borderline commercial trash.
    I have to disagree, while Kill Em All and Ride the Lightning are amazing, I think that Master of Puppets is their best and ..And Justice for All comes second. But either way Metallica has put out a lot of great sh*t but sadly some bad sh*t as well
    StonedYoungLad
    A soundtrack can make or brake a movie and really the movie wouldnt be as good if it didnt have the soundtrack it has, I dont think metal would of suited the film
    NickGiovanni
    ...There was music in Kill Bill? Huh. Who knew underneath all the hot chicks and intense beat-downs that there was a soundtrack in there.
    edgeyyz
    I'm glad he didn't do it, especially seeing how Kill Bill is one of my favorite movies now.
    HavokStrife
    I probably would have enjoyed the Kill Bill s/t considerably less if Ulrich would have been involved. Good to know, haha.
    link no1
    Sparky-MMA wrote: I just couldnt wrap my thick Danish head around it. this made my day, lars admits he's stupid
    Thanks, I am sure most people didn't understand that.
    MonsterOfRock
    go back' to* On topic, yea, Ulrich could've accepted that and since Metallica was an inspiration behind the fight scene, they could've sat down with Tarantino and made riffs n tricks for that soundtrack.