Metallica’s Lars Ulrich says it would be “cool” to listen to former AC/DC drummer play within the band.
During an interview with Baltimore’s 98 Rock, Ulrich was asked to choose his own theoretical replacement within the thrash giants – and he reports that Rudd could be his no.1 choice.Download Our App
Ulrich says (via Metal Sucks): “If I could decide it, if I could hear someone drum behind James Hetfield’s riffs, I’d take Phil Rudd.
“Just having his kind of vibe. He has been probably my main source of inspiration when we did the turnaway from the super-progressive stuff, the crazy stuff after … And Justice For All, when we got into the Black Album and the Load stuff – when it got a little more about the bounce and the riffs and the feel and the groove and all that.
“Phil Rudd, he’s the top of that pyramid. Listening to Phil Rudd play behind James, that’d be pretty cool.”
Rudd was dismissed from AC/DC in 2015 after being charged with threatening to kill and drugs possession, and wound up serving eight months of home detention in New Zealand.
He is currently on tour across Europe is support of his 2016 solo album Head Job.
In the meantime, Metallica, have just begun the North American leg of their WorldWired tour which continues tonight in Philadelphia.