Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has recalled Lars Ulrich‘s thoughts on Tommy Lee‘s drumming in an interview by The Guardian.
Both Metallica and Mötley Crüe are among the most successful bands in metal music history. Up until now, the two released a great number of noteworthy albums during their prolific career. Although their musical careers date back a long time, Mötley Crüe and Metallica are still working on making new music for their fans.
As you may know, Metallica and Mötley Crüe shared the same stage back on September 19, 2015, at the Rock in Rio festival. Following their performances, Tommy Lee posted a meme on his Twitter that featured Lars Ulrich’s photo and the caption ‘Straight Outta Tempo.’
However, this is not the first quarrel between Ulrich and Crüe. For instance, Ulrich, again, yelled ‘Fuck Mötley Crüe!’ upon seeing Lee and Sixx, and ran for his life when Nikki Sixx ran after him while wearing platform boots. Back in 1997, Metallica drummer also accused Crüe of using playback at the American Music Awards, and Crüe answered his claims with a letter full of harsh words.
Nonetheless, considering what Kirk Hammett said in The Guardian interview, the feud between them is not that serious now. In the interview, the Royal Blood drummer Ben Thatcher recalled that upon hearing a Mötley Crüe song, Ulrich asked why a Metallica song does not come on while they were out at a strip club. Following that, Kirk Hammett confirmed that the story was ture and added that Lars Ulrich actually thought Crüe’s drums sound were really good.
Ben Thatcher said in the interview that:
“I’ve heard a story about them going to a strip club. A Mötley Crüe song came on and Lars went: ‘Man, why doesn’t a Metallica song come on when we’re in these places?!'”
Kirk Hammett then added:
“That’s true, but there’s more to that conversation, too. He’d always think: ‘Those drums sound really good!‘”
Both Lars Ulrich and Tommy Lee are respected and successful drummers in the metal music scene. As it seems, things between them have cooled off in recent days.