Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has spoken out against President Donald Trump in a new interview on Mexican television. The 53 year old felt compelled to express his displeasure with Trump’s proposed ‘border wall’ and insisted that Metallica ‘break down barriers with music’.
Ulrich joins a long list of celebrities who have spoken out against President Trump’s controversial policies over the last few months, and being in one of the biggest bands on the planet means that Ulrich’s political opinions have the capacity to be very influential.
Speaking on Mexican TV, Ulrich explained: “I don’t think the world needs any walls. I think we need to bring people together.”
He continued: “Metallica travels all over the world, and through music we try to bring people together. So whether we’re in Mexico or whether we’re in Asia or whether we’re in Europe or whatever, we encourage as many different people from as many different backgrounds to come together and share music and life and culture and all these experiences.”
Despite spending the majority of his life as an American citizen, Lars Ulrich is actually a native of Denmark. The drummer said of his political opinions: “Being one Danish guy, being asked an opinion, I don’t think any walls are necessary, and I think that, increasingly, as far as Metallica traveling all over this beautiful planet, we break down barriers with music.”
Metallica are currently in Mexico as part of the South American leg of their huge ‘WorldWired’ world tour. The band are due to start the North American leg of the tour on March 10 at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. They will be supported by Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat.
The tour will conclude on September 2 at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Metallica Tour info can be found at www.metallica.com/tour