Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich spoke in an interview with  92Y in New York City and explained where he sees Metallica five years from now. He said:

“We’re on a roll. We’re having the time of our lives.  ‘Hardwired album came out a year ago. Touring’s great. The model that we’ve sort of set up for ourselves is a model that makes what we do work for us. And when I try to explain it to other people and other bands and so on, they often look at me like… We do everything very sporadically.

We finished the most recent European leg of our tour in Belgium two days ago; we were out for two and a half weeks in the trenches, hitting hard, and now we have a couple of months to sort of recharge our batteries.

We’re gonna keep playing the same amount of gigs on this tour that we have on previous tours, but we just do it over a longer period of time.

So five years from now, I would say that… We’ve got hopefully a couple of years left of touring on this record. And then we just wanna get back to making records and continuing.

There’s absolutely no reason for any of this to slow down other than physical ailments. Shoulders, necks, knees, throats — all that stuff — if all that stuff stays healthy, up here [points to head] we’re fine, as mental as ever.

But if we can stay physically healthy, we should hopefully be able to do this for another 20 years. So hopefully five years from now, we’ll be deep into making the next record.

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