Gojira Drummer Mario Duplantier Talks About Lars Ulrich

Mario Duplantier Lars Ulrich

Throughout his career, Lars Ulrich got a lot of critics and comments on him and his skills. Even after all those years, today he still gets critics, negative and positive comments on skills and career. A couple of weeks ago, Stone Sour Guitarist Josh Rand was talking about Lars Ulrich and said that he is doing unique things. Now today, we have another musician who talked about Metallica’s drummer Lars Ulrich. Gojira Drummer Mario Duplantier shared his opinions on Metallica’s Lars Ulrich on his appearance at Metal Hammer.

Gojira’s Mario Duplaniter and Metal Hammer made a list of top 10 drummers who affected or influenced Duplaniter. Mario Duplaniter put Lars Ulrich on his list and shared his opinions on him. During the interview, he shares that Lars Ulrich was the first drummer who caught his ear. His comments are mostly about the early days of Lars Ulrich at Metallica but he also talks about Ulrich’s current works and says that he still enjoys them.

“LarsUlrich was probably the first drummer that really made me pay attention. I was maybe ten or eleven years old and my brother had received the Metallica Live Shit: Binge & Purge video boxset for Christmas. We were sat watching it and I couldn’t take my eyes off of Lars; the way he was playing, the colour of the drum-heads, the movement… it was all so badass. Right away I was telling my brother, ‘That drummer is the best in the world!’ That was when I decided I wanted to play drums.”

After that, Mario Duplantier talked about how he enjoys Ulrich’s works and thinks he is a genius with them.

“Lars is a genius; if you listen to the first five Metallica albums, the drumming is so special, particularly the way he writes those patterns. Even now I think he’s the best showman drummer in the world. Its not about the tempo or technicality – it’s something else. Nobody could imagine Metallica with another drummer.”

These were Mario Duplantier Gojira Drummer’s words on Lars Ulrich. In the list, he also talked about other drummers who inspired him. Some of those names were Vinnie Paul from Pantera, Brad Wilk from the Rage Against The Machine, and even more names from various bands. It is good to see musicians talks about their inspirations and idols on their way into the music industry. Don’t forget to share youır comments about Gojira Drummer Mario Duplantier’s thoughts on Lars Ulrich.


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