Lars Ulrich (Metallica)

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Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.


I agree with pretty much everything on this list...except the Keith Moon reference. Can we please get off the Keith Moon bandwagon...please? His playing was a total mess...period. as for Lars, I can't listen to Metallica anymore because of him...painful to listen to and even more painful to watch when he makes playing a 4/4 beat look like he is doing something magical with his idiotic expressions. If anyone wants to see what Metallica could really sound like as a metal band, youtube videos where Lombardo filled in for Lars. I rest my case.

He may have invented the typical thrash drumming along some others in the early days, but fast he became sloppy, had no sense for timing anymore and his skills deteriorated over the years. Can't even play the stuff anymore that he created. I pity people who say "Seriously, listen to Lars Ulrich's drumming. He's the best! "

He's a good average drummer. He is overrated, yeah, but did you know he was one of the founders of Metallica? So no, he's not just lucky to get in a big band, he helped create it.

Lets face it a very overrated drummer to probably the most overrated metal band of all time. Lars is so slow its rediculus, and it wouldn't bother me if he was slow but everyone thinks he's a drumming god. No he keeps the beat in a genre where you are SUPPOSED to show off the drums. A very mediocre drummer for a very mediocre band. I shouldn't be too harsh on Lars though I mean the rest of the band is very overrated.

Who knows what they would sound like with a drummer that wasn't so boring to listen to...

Very blah. His lack of creativity limited what Metallica could do musically and prevented them from growing. Just a pretty good high school band drummer.

If you see them live, you'll notice he speeds up a lot of songs, especially ones that start with guitar and no drums. A drummer's top priority is to hold the tempo, and he just can't.

He's a good drummer but everyone thinks he's amazing and that he's the best drummer ever. I like Metallica, but Lars is VERY overrated. I CAN'T BELIEVE THE REV IS ON HERE. HE IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST DRUMMERS EVER. - TheKnifeMaster

What a joke. He sounds like he is drumming with his sticks up his ass. Most talentless musician ever. Should have just been a manager as that is all he is good at.

He has an arrogant attitude, no big skills, he even looks retarded behind the drums!

Lars Ulrich is a talentless hack

I'm surprised by some of the comments. I've always heard from when I was a kid to an adult today that he is one of the worst drummers so much so that it's not surprising when someone says it anymore.

Lars may be an overrated drummer but he is the reason for all of Metallica's financial and business success, he is one of the greatest business minds of all time and just so happens that he isn't that bad of a drummer.

He ruins every gig - maybe he is good on some albums, but how many takes did they need? Live he shows no talent at all...

Absolutely. The most overrated metal drummer of all time.

Lars is the most overrated drummer to walk this planet

Not a bad drummer by any means, but absurdly overrated. The Rev may be a bit over rated, but he still owns on the drums and owns Lars

So over rated! I've seen 10 yr olds who are better. He is the only real weak link of Metallica. Their guitars over drown Lars repetitive crappy drumming.

I'll admit, Lars Ulrich is good. I'd go as far to say that he's very good. But he's by no means one of the best, and I can name at least 100 drummers who would make him look like an amateur.

He was great in MOP album. But not only has he not gotten any better, he's actually gotten worse! And I know he's old now, but old age doesn't make you THIS sloppy!

Lars is just as good of a drummer than a foetus is at being able to write a 10,000,000,000 word essay about how you should get up in the morning.

I love Metallica...But, Lars can't keep a beat. I could teach an eighth grader with average musical ability to play the Metallica catalog in a month.

Can't listen to Metallica for more than 15 minutes without getting bored from this guy. I know drummers better than Lars.

Lars is overrated? You may not like his beats or anything else about him but he deserves the place. Many drummers that born in 70's-80's are influenced by his drumming. Also check out the and justice for all album and also his energy. He play it and actually it sounds good. No matter what lqrs is the best drummer to fit Metallica. No joey no lombardo but lars. Not overrated

He's not a drummer he's a wannabe drummer