Lars Ulrich – Born on This Day

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Lars Ulrich, born on the 26th of December, 1963. is a Danish musician. He is best known as the drummer, the songwriter, and one of the founding members of the American heavy metal band Metallica.

Ulrich’s drumming style has changed throughout his career. During the 1980s he was known for his fast thrash beats. He would often utilize the double bass technique in Latin breakbeats, which became popular among heavy metal drummers. The best examples of this are found in songs such as “Metal Militia” (Kill ‘Em All), “Fight Fire with Fire” (Ride the Lightning), “Battery”, “Damage, Inc.” (Master of Puppets), “Blackened”, “One”, “Dyers Eve” (…And Justice for All)…

Ulrich uses groove in his drum style, including clean and fast double bass beats in many songs and heavy drum fills. He has been known to drum in sync with the rhythm guitar played by James Hetfield.