Lars Ulrich picks Metallica’s fave bands in 1985, gives personal shout-out to Deep Purple


By Steve Newton

Ha! Here’s a good one!

Today I was digitizing my very first Metallica interview–which I did with Lars Ulrich back in March of ’85.

At one point during our 20-minute chat I asked the 21-year-old skinbasher what his group’s favourite bands were–and was pleasantly surprised to hear that the list included Kate Bush!

When I asked who his personal fave band was, I wasn’t so surprised that Ulrich went with Deep Purple. From what I’ve heard, he might be inducting them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month.

‘Bout freakin’ time!

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