Metallica drummer and the mastermind of the band, Lars Ulrich, spoke in a recent interview with The Guardian and revealed his fantasy lineup while mentioning his favorite musicians.
In the conversation, Lars revealed that Deep Purple’s 71-73 lineup is one of his favorite bands of all time and praised all the musicians in that era. Also, Lars stated that the first concert he went to in his life to these legendary musicians in 1973.
Moreover, Lars said that he was so impressed and shocked by the guitarist of the band, Ritchie Blackmore, because he was playing the guitar with his foot or his bum. In this way, Lars showed how a great guitarist Ritchie was and explained why he loved to watch Deep Purple at that concert.
Here is what Lars Ulrich said:
“I would take Deep Purple in their Gillan, Glover, Blackmore line-up from 1971 to 1973.
Deep Purple in 1973 was the first concert I ever went to. I remember being taken aback by the spectacle of it all, Ritchie Blackmore twirling his guitar and playing it with his foot or his bum.
They’d change the setlist and improvise and when they were on fire, they were otherworldly.”
“I’m drawn to bands that are impulsive and about the moment, with an element of danger or unpredictability. Rage Against the Machine have that and when they get 50-70,000 people yelling, ‘Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me!’, it feels pretty real.
While it usually lands in a safe spot, it always feels like it could completely go off in that moment.
I’d also have Oasis in their heyday because you never knew what the mood would be like, what the temperature was going to be like between the brothers or who was going to walk off…”
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