METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Talks To Orlando's 101.1 WJRR; Audio Available

Orlando, Florida radio station 101.1 WJRR conducted an interview with METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich before the band's October 3, 2009 concert at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. Lars answered questions about his celebrity wife, the persistent rumors of a possible "Big Four" tour, making an impact in people's lives, his thoughts on late METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton, playing with Jason Newsted again, and when METALLICA fans can expect a new album from the group.

The entire chat can be streamed using the audio player below.

Official Metallica.com footage from METALLICA's October 1, 2009 concert at the Bank Atlantic Center in Ft. Lauderdale — including clips of pre-show meet-and-greet and the actual performance — can be viewed below.

The band's setlist for the Ft. Lauderdale concert was as follows:

01. That Was Just Your Life
02. The End Of The Line
03. For Whom the Bell Tolls
04. The Shortest Straw
05. One
06. Broken, Beat And Scarred
07. Cyanide
08. Sad But True
09. No Leaf Clover
10. All Nightmare Long
11. The Day That Never Comes
12. Master Of Puppets
13. Damage, Inc.
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman
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16. Killing Time
17. Motorbreath
18. Seek and Destroy

As previously reported, METALLICA set a record for largest paid attendance for all events ever at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with their two sold-out shows on September 19-20. The San Francisco Bay Area metal giants beat out the likes of KISS, UFC, CELINE DION and U2.

Ulrich told Nudge from Dayton, Ohio radio station 103.9 The X last month that fans should not expect a follow-up to last year's "Death Magnetic" album any time soon. Ulrich said that the group will most likely be touring through the end of 2010 before taking a break, and that work on a new record probably wouldn't begin until at least the second half of 2011. Ulrich told The Pulse of Radio something along the same lines when he was asked a similar question. "I wouldn't hold my breath," he said. "Do the math yourself, as I like to hear myself say, you know. You got another year on the road, and then you gotta, you know, breathe for a little while, then you gotta do it all over again. I'd love to put records out more often, but right now, I don't know what's gonna give, in between touring and having some chill time with the family and how long it takes to, you know, make these records."

The drummer did hint to Nudge that, while a full METALLICA album could be three or more years away, the band could join the ranks of artists who are releasing music in new formats. He explained, "The record itself is starting to be sort of an outdated format, so who knows . . . We're out of our record contract, so we could go back to HQ (METALLICA's headquarters in San Rafael, California) and record something and then we could put it up on our web site and whoever wanted to download it could download it."

METALLICA took six years between 1997's "Reload" and 2003's "St. Anger", although they did also issue a covers collection and live album during that time. But it was another five years before "Death Magnetic" came out in 2008.

Lars Ulrich interviewed on Orlando, Florida's 101.1 WJRR (click on player below to launch audio):

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