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Name: Lars Ulrich  
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Date of Birth: 26th December 1963
Place of Birth: Gentofte, Denmark
Profession: Composer
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Lars Ulrich
Birth Name Lars Ulrich 
Birth Date December 26, 1963
Place of Birth Gentofte, Denmark
Marital Status  Divorced.
Eyes Green
Hair Brown
Height 5'7" / 1.7 m

Lars Ulrich (born December 26, 1963) is the drummer of Metallica, which many consider to be the biggest thrash metal band of all time. He was born in Gentofte, Denmark to an upper-middle class family and worked in a gas station and as a paper boy during his childhood and teens. Ulrich moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of seventeen. At the age of thirteen he begged his grandmother to buy him his first drum kit. The kit was a Ludwig because he wanted to have the same drum kit as Ian Paice of Deep Purple. After publishing an advertisement in a local Los Angeles newspaper, called The Recycler, he met James Hetfield and created a band whose name would be well-known for millions of people world wide—Metallica.

His father, Torben Ulrich, who was an acclaimed tennis pro from the late 1940s into the early 1980s, was also a musician, playing jazz with such giants as Stan Getz and Miles Davis; another jazz legend, Dexter Gordon, was Lars' godfather. He had a jazz club in which Lars spent a lot of time as a child. Because of his early introduction to music, it is not quite surprising where his interests in music come from. What was surprising, however, was when Ulrich made a sudden and dramatic change in his musical interests: he went from loving jazz to becoming obsessed with the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal; the heavy metal era that was sweeping its heavy, rough, leather-clad way through all of Britain. Ulrich's first concert was that of great metal—Deep Purple in Copenhagen when he was barely nine years old. Needless to say, he instantly became a fan.

Ulrich moved to the USA to pursue his training in tennis.

In December 1999, Ulrich filed a lawsuit against Napster. This fact made him seen by many as a greedy musician who is not aware of his fans. Due to this lawsuit against Napster, Metallica lost a lot of their devoted fans who had supported them since the start.

In 2004 Lars divorced Skylar Satenstein, with whom he was married for seven years. They have two boys, Myles (b. August 5, 1998) and Layne (b. May 6, 2001).

In 2005 a band called Beatallica (a band that mixed lyrics and riffs from The Beatles and Metallica) received a cease-and-desist order from Sony (who hold a lot of the rights to the music of the Beatles). Surprisingly, Lars Ulrich stepped up to support the band.

Lars has stated publicly more than once that he feels he is the "Best drummer in the world."

He is currently dating fellow Dane and actress Connie Nielsen

See Also

  • Jagermeister
  • Ahead Drumsticks
  • Denmark
  • James Dodd
  • Beer
  • Napster

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