It looks like Metallica's Lars Ulrich would like to take a break from suing internet pirates and producing thoroughly mediocre music to pursue a career in film. The drummer, who is now more famous for killing Napster than he is for any inherent musical ability, has stated in an interview he'd like to follow in 's footsteps. He told Bloody Disgusting:
The biggest enemy I have is time. Metallica in its 32nd year is busier and has more projects on the table and takes up more of my time than it ever has. I may do it. I would love to do something. I have actually been offered the chance to both direct and produce as well as write and I've acted in a couple of films so I do what I can.
Ulrich, who is currently busy promoting his band's new 3-D film, Metallica Through the Never, added:
As a band we have an inbuilt fear of repetition or stagnation or irrelevance and we just like to throw ourselves into all this crazy s*** all the time. Most of the time we never think about it until we’re half way through. Making a movie at this level has been a little overwhelming. In the music world you get very used to controlling your environment and in the film world there is nothing to control… it’s just like a complete clusterf***… and there’s a bizarre beauty in that.
Metallica has announced that they're planning their next album for 2015, so this might give Ulrich some time to get his movie-making vision in order.
What do you think? Should Lars venture into other creative mediums, or should he stick to banging things with sticks in a rhythmic fashion? Let us know below.
P.S. Dear Lars, please don't sue me for using your name in an article.