Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich spoke in an interview made by 98 Rock and explained the drummer who he would choose to replace him for drums in Metallica. He said:

“If I could pick it, if I could hear somebody drum behind Hetfield’s riffs, I’d take [classic AC/DC drummer] Phil Rudd.

He’s been probably my main, biggest source of inspiration when we did the turnaway from the super-progressive stuff, the crazy stuff after ‘Justice,’ when we got into the ‘Black Album’ and the ‘Load’ stuff, when it got a little more about the bounce and the riffs and the feel and the groove and all that.

Phil Rudd, he’s the top of that pyramid. Hearing Phil Rudd play behind James, that’d be pretty cool.”

Wow, Phil Rudd is a really unexpected choice. This question needs to be answered by James Hetfield. I’m very curious about his thinking on this topic.

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