Lars Ulrich discovers 1999 A.D.

The year is 1987, and NASA launches the last of America’s deep space probes. In a freak mishap, Metallica and its drummer Captain Lars ‘Buck’ Ulrich are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support systems, and returns Buck Ulrich to Earth five-hundred years later…

loserMETALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, who angered many fans by waging a high-profile battle with Napster in 2000 over illegal music downloading, admitted in a recent interview that he has also used the Internet to obtain a full album’s worth of music without paying for it. “I sat there myself and downloaded [METALLICA‘s latest CD] ‘Death Magnetic’ [illegally] from the Internet just to try it,” he told Eddie Trunk of VH1 Classic‘s series “That Metal Show”. “I was like, ‘Wow, this is how it works.’ I figured if there is anybody that has a right to download ‘Death Magnetic’ for free, it’s me. I sat there one night at my house with about six of my friends and a bottle of wine. And what was it called?! [Trying to think of the name of the file-sharing client he used to download the album] We found it — this was like two or three days after [‘Death Magnetic’] leaked. I was like, ‘You know what? I’ve gotta try this.’ So we sat there, and thirty minutes later, I had ‘Death Magnetic’ in my computer. It was kind of bizarre.”

— “METALLICA’s LARS ULRICH: I Downloaded ‘Death Magnetic’ Illegally“,, March 3rd, 2009.

Half an hour?  Get off dial-up.

I expect he will discover the Budweiser “Whassup?!” commercials next.

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