Metallica drummer, Lars Ulrich, is currently the subject of a new documentary, Mission To Lars, which follows über-Metallica fan Tom Spicer as he tries to meet his musical idol. Tom’s journey from England to Los Angeles is made all the more interesting because of a learning disability.
In turn, Ulrich has said that he would like to work with one of his own musical idols: Noel Gallagher of Oasis fame who’s currently touring and playing Coachella as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
Ulrich told NME that he would love to drum for the band.
“I’m hard pressed to think of anyone I would rather drum with than Noel Gallagher,” said the Metallica drummer to the UK music magazine. “I have to say the fellow with the Clockwork Orange get up at the back is doing a stellar job, when I saw them in L.A in December it was fabulous. You know, if Noel and the other 37,000 drummers on this planet turn him down I’ll certainly play with him.”
“I’m certainly not sure he’d ever want to pick me, but I’d put together a pretty solid groove thing back there,” continued Ulrich. “I’d make the songs bounce to the best of my ability. Although I’m not sure he’d take me quite seriously.”
Fans and Metallica newbies are sure to take Lars Ulrich seriously, drumming for Noel Gallagher or not, after seeing the Mission to Lars documentary which focuses on Ulrich and Spicer, who has Fragile X Syndrome.
“I thought it was deeply moving,” Ulrich said. “I haven’t seen the whole thing, but I saw a rough cut last summer. Meeting Tom, meeting Kate, when they came out to film it was an experience in itself. But seeing the film last year and reconnecting with the whole team was another experience.”