Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich recently sat down with Apple Music's Zane Lowe to discuss the longevity of Metallica, their history, and of course some potential new music. Ulrich said there is definitely new music in the works, adding there's "always new music coming. New music is what keeps us alive." He later added that "there's nothing cohesive. There's not a story. There's not really anything to back it up yet."
Ulrich made similar remarks in an interview with Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, confirming that there is indeed new music that isn't quite ready yet.
"We're on that path. I don't know if it's cohesive enough to call a record, but we're dipping our toes," said Ulrich. "We've been trying to stay busy. We did the drive-in thing last summer. We did an All Within My Hands event in November. We did [The Late Show With Stephen] Colbert. We [played the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show]. We're engaged. And we are creating at some level.
"It's way too early to talk about a record or a timeline or anything. But we're staying busy. And it's exciting to just think of the possibilities. Right now we're so rejuvenated and just ready to get back in."
Catch Metallica at one of the dates below.
10/8/21 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock at Discovery Park [Tickets]
10/10/21 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock at Discovery Park [Tickets]
11/4/21 – Hollywood, FL — Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino [Tickets]
11/12/21 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville at the Daytona International Speedway [Tickets]
11/14/21 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville at the Daytona International Speedway [Tickets]
12/17/21 — San Francisco, CA — Chase Center [fan club only]
12/19/21 — San Francisco, CA — Chase Center [fan club only]
6/15/22 – Copenhell – Copenhagen, Denmark [Tickets]
6/17/22 – Firenze Rocks – Florence, Italy [Tickets]
6/19/22 – Prague Rocks – Prague, Czech Republic [Tickets]
6/22/22 – Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium [Tickets]
7/1/22 – Mad Cool – Madrid, Spain [Tickets]
7/6/22 – NOS Alive – Lisbon, Portugal [Tickets]