WLUP-FM 97.9 (Loop 97.9) morning personality Byrd conducted an interview with METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich when the band performed at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois on January 26, 2009. Watch the seven-and-a-half-minute chat below.
METALLICA will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, it was announced at a press conference in New York on January 14. Joining the band as inductees are guitar legend JEFF BECK, RUN-DMC, BOBBY WOMACK, and LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS. THE STOOGES were once again left off the list, despite being nominated several times and enduring the death of guitarist Ron Asheton last week.
METALLICA are first-time nominees, with the nomination coming 25 years after the release of the band's 1983 debut album, "Kill 'Em All". An act must be recording for a quarter century in order to be eligible. The induction ceremony will take place in Cleveland on April 4 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum itself and will be broadcast live on the Fuse cable channel. Previous ceremonies have been held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.
Presenters and performers at the ceremony have yet to be announced.
In addition to current METALLICA members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo, previous bassists Jason Newsted and Burton will also be inducted.