Monday, 5 September 2011

Coming up on Jamie’s radio show…Lars Ulrich

Since Jamie Cullum launched his jazz show on Radio 2 in April 2010, he has trawled the jazz world high and low for tunes and artists that he thinks the Radio 2 audience will enjoy. On Tuesday 20 September, he hits the jackpot, and talks with fellow jazz lover Metallica drummer, Lars Ulrich. Lars is a fan as his father was a jazz musician and Jamie loves heavy metal – what a brilliantly unexpected meeting of musical minds.
Jamie Cullum says: "Long before I was into jazz I was a fan of heavy metal music and I still enjoy a lot of rock and heavy metal today. Metallica are one band that really did it for me in my early days of becoming a music lover and they still do. I saw them live for the first time when I was 15 years old at the Donington Monsters of Rock concert and I've been a fan ever since. I've always been interested in the technical mastery it took to play both jazz and heavy metal. When I discovered Lars Ulrich, one of the founder members of Metallica, is into his jazz I had to get him onto my Radio 2 show."
Jamie Cullum with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich may seem an unusual guest, but the heavy metal artist loves jazz. Lars speaks to Jamie about his father's influence as a jazz musician, and the impact jazz artists in his home had on his future works... read more

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