Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Celebrates 59th Birthday

Lars Ulrich, the drummer for Metallica, is 59 today.

Lars was born on December 26th, 1963, and helped create Metallica in 1981. The son of two accomplished tennis players, Lars relocated to Los Angeles at the age of 16 to pursue a career in the sport.

Ulrich, who also loved heavy metal, had alternative ideas in mind. After meeting James Hetfield, the future guitarist and frontman of Metallica, the two would go on to form the band together.

In a few months, Metallica’s brand-new album, 72 Seasons, will be available. What is your favorite Metallica album?