Lars Ulrich Named The Douchiest Drummer Of All Time

One of the most notorious and at the same time hated drummers in metal gets officially recognized as the douchiest one.

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Metallica's Lars Ulrich is without a doubt one of the most controversial musicians in the rock community and music industry in general. With his drumming skills and personality constantly questioned and targeted by thousands of raging metal fans, he is also the founding member of one of biggest bands of all time, without whom Metallica would most likely never reach the ultimate stardom. And now after all the hatred, Ulrich was even officially recognized as the "douchiest drummer of all time," with the author from the Village Voice calling him the "goddamn archetype of drummer douchebaggery". "Who can deny that Lars Ulrich is the goddamn archetype of drummer douchebaggery? We're not even talking about his legendary dust-up with Napster (after all, stealing pennies from a billionaire is still stealing, right?). Now, when it comes to Ulrich's place on the list, it boils down to simple formula: the loudest mouth = the weakest link. James Hetfield has a voice that just about changed the face of metal; Kirk Hammett and the late Cliff Burton are solidified as two of the finest axemen to ever shred on the guitar and the bass. What can we really say about Ulrich's drumming other than the fact it manages to not get in the way that much?" "But look at any interview they've done as a group, from their long-haired hessian days until now, and you will see this pompous windbag address almost every question with enough ego to fill a stadium. Add that to the long list of evidence that includes basically the band's entire 2004 documentary, 'Some Kind Of Monster'; a 2011 lawsuit filed against him by an assistant seeking thousands in unpaid overtime; and the fact that he requires his roadies to put his socks on for him before his gigs. Now that's what you call a Grade-A douchebag." The same author recently named Steve Vai the douchiest guitarist ever with most of the UG community not agreeing whatsoever. But what are your opinions when it comes to Lars? Do you think he really deserves this unpleasant award?

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    crazyhorse174
    Is this an award that was made up just for Lars? Are there really that many 'douchey' drummers in the world to justify an award? Just seems like an excuse to create an award and then give that award to Lars.
    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    Portnoy
    third(-)eye
    Portnoy's not a douche, he's just a pussy.
    Dimarzio45
    How do you figure?
    latinromans
    He was way over controlling of the band, thought he was the boss, and then he said "how about we just take an indefinite break?" and other guys where apparently not up for that. It's good to see a domineering dick get called on his actions occasionally.
    third(-)eye
    How it began: "GUYYYYSSS I don't WANNA play anymoooorreee, I'm TIRRREEDDD... Can we take an indefinite breeeaaaak?" Reaction to 1st "No": "Oh yeah? Well screw you guys, I'm going home!" Realizes his mistake: "Hey guys, I was just kidding, can I come back now? " Reaction to 2nd "No": "WELL FUCK YOU, I'm gonna go start my own shitty ass band! That'll show you!!!1!1" Is there another term for this?
    alan_bones
    how about the fact that avenged sevenfold hired him just to finish their nightmare album and a tour then he ran around saying he was a permanent member of the band? we see how that turned out too.
    centermass
    maybe ug should start handing their little "medals" for the doucheiest comments! cause we have a winner right here.... and 109 others obviously agree!
    Braykah
    The Village Voice, no surprise... Also, Dave Holland (ex-Judas Priest) beats all of the ones listed. Sexually abusing an underage person seems more douchey to me than not being able to satisfy a slanderous gossip writer's ideals.
    Chronologo
    Holland was also a pretty boring drummer, he was the filler during his Priest era, nothing like Les Binks who was a monster or the actual Scott Travis who is more powerful tight and more gifted as a drummer
    noilly
    So he was a pedophile AND a boring drummer! JEESH! The more i hear about this guy the less i like him
    Gantz92
    The kid was mentally challenged too which makes it even more ****ed up.
    introvert10
    I'd like to nominate Village Voice (whatever the f*ck that is) as the douchiest blog (googled Village Voice and apparently it's a blog) of all time. How lame is it that people ride other people's coat tails, bash that very person, then are rewarded with facetime throughout the web for it? UG, don't reward this moron.
    Onehitsrock
    Yeah voting on people that you dont even ****ing know being a douchebag...That seems like douchebaggery at its finest. None of you losers know Ulrich, Bieber, vai, or whoever the **** so to join the bandwagon and call them douches really shines a light on who the douch army really is. Vote on who you like and keep the negative shit in your own pathetic little minds
    6-String_Madman
    I agree. Posting a bash blog against Lars for them to get attention (hits). and, it's for the stay of the... "Y.M.C.A."!!
    rosleck
    Not much of an surprise....
    stratomaiden
    RIP Grammar a surprise
    iommi600
    Spelling Macht Frei... Grammarstapo, the internet grammar nazi service!
    florence007
    *"Rechtschreibung macht frei" would actually be the correct phrase. If you're going to bother doing something, take the time to do it properly x
    iommi600
    "If you're going to bother doing something, take the time to do it properly" *raises hands and makes sarcastic reverence face*
    TJWhonley
    Lars used to be a dick, round about the time cliff left. he's not anymore.
    kozmo4200
    You mean when cliff died... Rip burton.
    Mikethespud
    I actually think Lars is a cool guy. Fuck me, right? (This wasn't supposed to be a reply, but **** me, right?)
    Mouloudo
    yeah I think Lars is cool, he's genuine, he tells it like it is, and like to rub people the wrong way if he doesn't like them, while James plays it macho but he's always friendly even to dicks, and Kirk is...Kirk
    Lightning_Ray
    On the Meet & Greet, there's always awkward moments between the guys and the fans... not with Lars. It seems clear to mee that this is a Strange Case of Lars & Hyde.
    bm_gunstead
    When will it ever stop..