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Metallica's Lars Ulrich on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show

Admitted 'fan girl' Maddow interviews Ulrich
Admitted 'fan girl' Maddow interviews Ulrich

When Lars Ulrich appears on TV, it's usually on music-based shows during which he discusses an upcoming Metallica album or tour.

But last night (27 April), the Metallica basher made a surprise guest shot on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show, a left-wing talker, in which he opined on his liberal views, life in the Bay Area and how he tries to lead a normal life by making lunch for his kids.

The talk wasn't all light-hearted, however, as Ulrich addressed topics such as tolerance in the 'red states' and his views on Metallica's music having been used to "break" prisoners in Iraq.

Check out the video below.

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.