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August 9, 1992 | ROBERT HILBURN
Lars Ulrich doesn't like messages in music, but the Metallica drummer speaks about hard rock with a passion and commitment that is reminiscent of the Who's Pete Townshend. Son of Danish tennis professional Torben Ulrich, Lars was living in Newport Beach in the early '80s when he and singer James Hetfield formed Metallica.
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September 27, 2013 | By Gina McIntyre
SAN DIEGO - Singer and guitarist James Hetfield wore a familiar trickster grin and a pair of 3D glasses as he bobbed his head to the thundering riffs of "Enter Sandman," but it was a different sort of arena that was playing host to the world's bestselling hard-rock band. Metallica had come to Comic-Con International in July to premiere the trailer for its movie "Metallica Through the Never," and the charismatic frontman had turned his chair to watch the clip unspool along with the 6,500 fans in the San Diego Convention Center's main hall.
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December 20, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lars Ulrich of Metallica scored his first heavy-metal hit not by pounding his drums in a recording studio, but by putting his thoughts on paper for a teacher at Back Bay High School in Costa Mesa. "I remember him very fondly," recalls Judy Schreiber, Ulrich's senior year English teacher. "He wrote me a composition about 'Heavy Metal Rules the World,' or something like that."
SPORTS
May 4, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
It was Metallica Night at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday when the Dodgers paid a visit to play the Giants. The legendary rock 'n' rollers did their best Jimi Hendrix impersonation with an electrified version of "The Star Spangled Banner. " Among the promotions at the park were Metallica hats, photos of players in Metallica persona, guitars with a Giants theme that were autographed and auctioned off as well as personal appearances around the park by members of the band.
SPORTS
May 4, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
It was Metallica Night at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday when the Dodgers paid a visit to play the Giants. The legendary rock 'n' rollers did their best Jimi Hendrix impersonation with an electrified version of "The Star Spangled Banner. " Among the promotions at the park were Metallica hats, photos of players in Metallica persona, guitars with a Giants theme that were autographed and auctioned off as well as personal appearances around the park by members of the band.
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July 14, 1998 | J.D. CONSIDINE, BALTIMORE SUN
So far as Lars Ulrich is concerned, the backlash and bad reviews that followed the release of Metallica's last two albums were the best thing that could ever have happened to the band. That may seem hard to believe, given how extreme the band's fall from grace seemed. After releasing "Metallica"--an album both the band and its fans refer to as "The Black Album"--in 1991, the quartet became the biggest band in metal.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2013 | By Gina McIntyre
SAN DIEGO - Singer and guitarist James Hetfield wore a familiar trickster grin and a pair of 3D glasses as he bobbed his head to the thundering riffs of "Enter Sandman," but it was a different sort of arena that was playing host to the world's bestselling hard-rock band. Metallica had come to Comic-Con International in July to premiere the trailer for its movie "Metallica Through the Never," and the charismatic frontman had turned his chair to watch the clip unspool along with the 6,500 fans in the San Diego Convention Center's main hall.
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March 20, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Metallica Wins Three: Heavy Metal group Metallica was the top winner at the 13th Annual Bay Area Music Awards in San Francisco with awards for outstanding group, outstanding bassist (band member Jason Newsted) and outstanding drummer (band member Lars Ulrich). Other winners included Todd Rundgren, who was named outstanding male vocalist and best keyboardist, and Neil Young, who won outstanding album of the year for "Freedom" and was named Bay Area musician of the year.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 1992
Concerning "Grammys: The Good, the Bad, the Forgettable" (Feb. 27): Why is Robert Hilburn so impressed with rock group Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and his comment that "the first thing we've got to do, obviously, is thank Jethro Tull for not putting out an album this year"? Hilburn and Ulrich both fail to realize the most obvious fact of all--Jethro Tull did indeed put out an album this year. It is called "Catfish Rising." (Really well informed for a music critic, aren't you, Bob?
BUSINESS
December 8, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Metallica Settles Suit: The Grammy-winning hard rock band settled its three-month-old lawsuit against Time Warner's Elektra Entertainment after renegotiating a lucrative pact that will keep Metallica at the label well into the future. Filed in September, the litigation followed a corporate shake-up orchestrated by Warner Music Group Chairman Robert Morgado, which in August led to the resignation of Robert Krasnow as Elektra chief. At the time, Metallica blamed its suit on Morgado.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 1998 | J.D. CONSIDINE, BALTIMORE SUN
So far as Lars Ulrich is concerned, the backlash and bad reviews that followed the release of Metallica's last two albums were the best thing that could ever have happened to the band. That may seem hard to believe, given how extreme the band's fall from grace seemed. After releasing "Metallica"--an album both the band and its fans refer to as "The Black Album"--in 1991, the quartet became the biggest band in metal.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lars Ulrich of Metallica scored his first heavy-metal hit not by pounding his drums in a recording studio, but by putting his thoughts on paper for a teacher at Back Bay High School in Costa Mesa. "I remember him very fondly," recalls Judy Schreiber, Ulrich's senior year English teacher. "He wrote me a composition about 'Heavy Metal Rules the World,' or something like that."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 1992 | ROBERT HILBURN
Lars Ulrich doesn't like messages in music, but the Metallica drummer speaks about hard rock with a passion and commitment that is reminiscent of the Who's Pete Townshend. Son of Danish tennis professional Torben Ulrich, Lars was living in Newport Beach in the early '80s when he and singer James Hetfield formed Metallica.
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November 14, 2008 | times wire reports
A painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat has been sold for $13.5 million at an auction in New York City. The 1982 painting, "Untitled (Boxer)," was consigned to Christie's auction house by Lars Ulrich, drummer for Metallica. Christie's didn't identify the buyer. The current auction record for a Basquiat is $14.6 million for "Untitled," which sold at Sotheby's last year. But Francis Bacon's "Study for Self-Portrait" went unclaimed at Wednesday night's auction. It had been estimated to go for $40 million or more, but no bid approached even $30 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2003 | Geoff Boucher
Metallica's new album "St. Anger" will be released Thursday, five days earlier than previously scheduled, in a maneuver meant to defuse the effects of piracy. The highly anticipated album from the metal music veterans is already circulating on the Internet, prompting the band and its label, Elektra Records, to abruptly move up the timetable.
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