Lars Ulrich says the metal community is "up its own ass", and takes itself far too seriously.
In an interview with Maxim, the Metallica drummer admitted he had the Danish trait of "poking" people to prompt a reaction - then immediately gave a perfect example:
"I sometimes think that the metal community is just so f--king serious and up its own ass. Once in a while it needs a little poke, and I don't mind being that guy. Nobody else seems to do it," he said.
Lars finds it hilarious to read negative comments about him online: "I think it's really funny when someone sits there and says something that he's typed with his d--k, or some 12-year-old who hasn't figured out how to jerk off yet is sitting there typing insults about somebody he's never met"
In the same interview, Lars picks his favorite rock n' roll memory from Metallica's history:
"Los Angeles in the early '90s was ground zero for any kind of outrageous hard-rock behavior," he said. "It all started and ended in the corner booth of the Rainbow Room on the Sunset Strip! It was a pretty crazy convergence: music, alcohol, drugs, debauchery, porn."
He continued: "At that time the porn world and the music world were kind of like bedmatesif you were mixing with anyone other than your own group, it was the porn world. We had a lot of fun, and I have good memories from that time. I'm glad I lived itand I'm glad I don't have to live it again."
Is Lars right about metal fans being too uptight? Tell him what you think in the comments.