Metallica’s producer Flemming Rasmussen, who worked for the albums like Ride The Lightning, Master Of Puppets, and ‘…And Justice For All,’ spoke in a recent interview with Metal Hammer and pointed out the performance of Metallica’s legendary drummer, Lars Ulrich.
In the conversation, Flemming mentioned the times when they were recording the iconic album of the band, ‘Ride The Lightning,’ and revealed one of the major problems due to Lars Ulrich during the recording sessions.
Flamming stated that Lars didn’t even know some of the terms like ‘upbeat,’ and he thought that he was a really useless drummer at that time. Although Lars didn’t even know some of the things, he proved that he is one of the hardest worker stars on the planet by becoming one of the legendary drummers in the world.
Here is what Felmming Rasmussen said:
“I thought he was absolutely useless. The very first thing I asked when he started playing was, ‘Does everything start on an upbeat?’ And he went, ‘What’s an upbeat?’
We started telling him about beats. That they have to be an equal length of time between that hit, that hit, and that hit, and you have to be able to count to four before you come in again.
Then he could play a really good fill that nobody else had thought of doing at that time.”
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