METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Might Consider Moving Back To Denmark If DONALD TRUMP Becomes President

October 4, 2016

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich says that he might consider returning to his native Denmark if Donald Trump wins the U.S. presidential election.

Speaking with Denmark's Ekstra Bladet, Lars — who moved to the U.S. in 1980, when he was only 17 years old — said (translated from Danish): "I am a hundred percent Danish citizen, I pay taxes in the USA but I can't vote in America."

Asked whether he would move back to Denmark if Trump gets in the White House, Ulrich replied: "Yes, certainly sometimes I think about moving home to Denmark.

"I'll stick to my Danish passport. If Trump becomes president and everything goes to shit, I might make my way to the airport and ask if I can get back in again."

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield said in a recent interview with BBC 6 Music that his band stays away from topics like politics or religion in their music. He explained: "That just seems to polarize people even more. We all have our own beliefs, but at the end of the day, we're trying to connect with people and it seems like political views don't do that as much as music does."

In 2007, Why Democracy?, a documentary project using film to start a global conversation about democracy, posted a video interview with Ulrich in which he was asked whom he would want to be the "President of the World." Ulrich replied: "I want the smartest guy, and the smartest guy is Bill Clinton, so Bill Clinton should be the president of the world, absolutely."

"Hardwired...To Self-Destruct", METALLICA's tenth studio album, is set to come out on November 18.

METALLICA plans extensive touring in 2017 behind the new album but will next perform at Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, California on October 22 and October 23.

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