The Coronavirus has made Lars Ulrich yearn for his home country Denmark, according to Blabbermouth. The Metallica drummer, who moved to America as a teen in 1980, appeared on Tanya Holland's podcast Tanya's Table and spoke candidly about his thoughts about home: "As the world spins out of control here in many ways, I feel more and more Danish and kind of embrace my Danish roots. I love America; I love living in America. It's been an incredible 30-(plus) years, close to 40 years now (since I moved to the U.S.), but the Danishness in me still flourishes, and I'm very proud and happy about that side."
Ulrich went on to say, "People (ask me), 'Oh, you're gonna move back (to Denmark)?' I'm, like, 'I'm very happy (living) in San Francisco. I love the Bay Area mentality and the creative energies that flow through all the different things — even tech here, obviously, where people are inventing the future. But I'm really more and more, I think, understanding and appreciative and understand what role my upbringing and the culture and the history and the Danish worldview plays in continuously shaping who I am."
When we last caught up with Lars Ulrich, he told us that Metallica's goal is to stay connected to their fans: ["I try and make Metallica as fan friendly and as fan connected as possible and still within the understanding that musically what we do is about us. So it's like, if you're into the music we're doing and respect that we do the music for us, then if you want to be part of that ride then here's what we can try to offer you to be part of the Metallica family."] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC: . . . the Metallica family.)