Drummer Lars Ulrich thinks Metallica are getting too old to play “Master of Puppets”. The 52-year-old musician said that the metal band is left with few days of performing the title track from their 1986 album, reported Billboard.
“Whether we’ll be able to play ‘Master of Puppets’ in our 70s, I just don’t know. With Metallica, there’s a physicality and a weight that has to be part of it. You can play it less heavy, slower – or you can realise that the music deserves that physical approach, and if the physical delivery isn’t there, then maybe it’s better not to do it.
“You’re trying to prevent something from going off the rails. We’re lowering the percentages of [body parts] breaking mid-show,” Ulrich said. The band – whose other members include frontman James Hetfield, 53, guitarist Kirk Hammett, 53, and 52-year-old bassist Robert Trujillo – formed in 1981 and are set to release their 10th studio album.