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Lars Ulrich of Metallica says he reads online comments

In recent talks with Metal Hammer Lars Ulrich of Metallica admits he reads online comments about his band and their music.

Lars said "If you decide to go down into the comment sections, at least for me, you have to prepare yourself for not taking any of it overly personally. You have to kind of remove yourself from it. But I'd like to challenge anybody in a band to say they don't look at comments."

I think we can all agree with Lars, anyone who plays in a band checks out the comments that are negative or positive. He adds "I mean, I'm not sitting up until four o'clock in the morning scrolling through every one. But when you haven't put any music out in five or six years and you dump something like 'Lux Æterna' on an unsuspecting world, you're going to want to see what the feedback is."

Metallica's album '72 Seasons' is due for release on 14th April. Fans with get a treat with Rob Trujillo's singing debut. In regards to online comments about the album and first single, Trujillo seems more excited than Lars.

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"I started getting texts the next morning from friends: 'Wow, the new song's amazing, the video's awesome.' I didn't even know that the song was coming out. So maybe the success of keeping it a secret is some of the members not knowing."

In other Metallica news James Hetfield has announced his new book which is all about his guitar collection. The 400-page coffee table book Messengers: The Guitars of James Hetfield, shows off Hetfield's guitar collection with stories with each guitar.

“Hetfield shares the emotional and technical elements of the chosen tools that have shaped his singular musical journey, including exotic instruments, vintage Gibsons, and custom one-offs. He also reveals many studio secrets, including the key amplifiers and gear that sculpt his tone and create his sound.”

That sounds like a good coffee book table for your coffee table, and it's good to chuck a couple of positive comments on Metallica's social media pages.

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