The guys in METALLICA are in their 50s. Can you see them doing their thing when they’re in their 70s and 80s? Because THEY can.
LARS ULRICH says, quote, “A lot of people are retiring, and we feel very energized and rejuvenated. I mean, we wanna go long.
“We hope we can get another 20, 25 years out of Metallica. I don’t know what it’s gonna look like, I don’t know what it’s gonna sound like, but that’s in our heads.”
He added, quote, “When you were 17, you only think of, like, the next five minutes. ‘Where is the next beer? Whoo!’ So that’s kind of the different mentality nowadays.”
(Hey, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are in their mid-70s, so who knows? Although it takes a little more stamina to play “Damage, Inc” than it does “Time is on My Side”.)
(This is from an interview with WMMR in Philly. You can listen to it here. The longevity stuff happens at around 7:10.)
I freakin’ love Metallica (Special shout out to Eddie! You know who you are)