Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich spoke in an interview with Maxim magazine and revealed his favorite rock band of 2018.

He said that ‘I think of 2018, the main musical mainstay is definitely the Arctic Monkeys for me’.

Interviewer asked:

“Are you listening to any new music that is really inspiring you?”

Lars responded:

“When I’m working out or driving from point A to point B, I listen more to the Arctic Monkeys than anything else. Their new album that came out in May is just an incredible record. It just makes you want to go back and revisit their whole catalog because each record is so different.

You’d go back and revisit things from previous records and fall in love with them for different reasons than you did five years ago or eight years ago. I would say when I think of 2018, the main musical mainstay is definitely the Arctic Monkeys for me. But lately I’ve spent a lot of my free time seeing films.”

He also revealed his favorite movies and said:

“I saw Julian Schnabel’s new film, At Eternity’s Gate, which I thought was amazing. It’s about Vincent Van Gogh, the painter, and Willem Defoe plays Van Gogh. It’s absolutely amazing. Then there’s this film called The Favourite. It’s with Emma Stone and a few others.

Then there’s this Polish film, which is by the director who won the Academy Award for Foreign Film about five years ago for a film called Ida, his new film is called Cold War. Oh, and this amazing film called Free Solo. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of this, but these are guys that climb without ropes.”

Click here to entire interview.