Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich is reflecting on the band’s recent pair of 40th anniversary concerts in San Francisco.
In an Instagram post, the drummer writes that he’s been “overf***inwhelmed” by the response to the shows, and shares his gratitude to all of the ‘Tallica’s metal-loving fans.
“Metallica is not me or you. Metallica is all of us,” Ulrich writes. “It’s a state of mind that we all share, it’s a destination we all seek out, it’s an element that keeps us alive, it’s our common purpose.”
“You keep this real,” he adds. “You keep us inspired and alive. It is because of you this thing exists.”
Ulrich goes on to marvel that Metallica has lasted so long.
“Who would’ve f***ing thought that this, whatever this is, could live and breathe this long, could still connect people, could still be somewhat relevant and still exist forty years later??!!” Ulrich asks.
“Thank you to each and every one of you for making it happen,” he continues. “Thank you to each and every one of you for believing in the possibility of music. Thank you to each and every one of you for being Metallica.”
Metallica’s 40th anniversary shows took place December 17 and 19, and were streamed live online. Rebroadcasts of the streams will air via the Coda Collection channel on Amazon Prime Video starting December 24 at noon ET.
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