Speaking in a recent interview with Rolling Stones, Lars Ulrich, who is the drummer and mastermind of Metallica, has revealed the bands that he’s listening to these lockdown days.
In the statement, Lars paid his respect to a Grammy-awarded singer Fiona Apple, and also mentioned British rock band Arctic Monkeys.
Here’s the statement:
“I would say that the Fiona Apple album [‘Fetch the Bolt Cutters’] is just stunning. The first day it came out a week ago, I think I sat and listened to it for three, four hours straight, and was reading the lyrics.
To be honest with you, I was kind of taken aback by how unusual and brilliant it is, because it’s unconventional. Every few years, there’s a record that comes out and has a different sound.
I think the last Arctic Monkeys from two years ago [‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’] also had a little bit of that same effect, where it’s just not what you expect and then you hear it and just go, ‘Wow, it is still possible to do something different musically that feels unique, fresh, or unexpected.’
“So I would say the Fiona Apple album definitely. I also love Ed O’Brien’s album. And his performance on Kimmel, a week ago, we’ve been watching that quite a bit. Other than that, I guess you find you reach out to a lot of your old friends, also. Probably the music that I’ve listened to the most in the last two or three months is Rage Against the Machine.
Am I the only one who thinks that their music just grows more and more relevant every day? [Laughs]. It connects more and more to what’s going on in the world. It just feels like all four of those albums were recorded last week. And when I’m doing my sad little exercises, I’ll put them on and go, like, ‘Holy fuck,’ and just hear something in ‘Calm Like a Bomb’ or ‘Sleep Now in the Fire’ or ‘Bombtrack,’ and go, ‘Seriously? What the fuck? Where does this even come from?’ So Rage Against the Machine is always a reliable friend.”
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