Whilst on a recent TV interview with Mexico’s Las Estrellas network, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich spoke out about the topic of US President Donald Trump‘s controversial plans to build a fortified wall around the Mexican border between the two countries, which the Trump administration signed an executive order for on January 25th 2017.
During the interview, being an immigrant born in Denmark and raised in the US, Ulrich comments, “Being one Danish guy, being asked an opinion, I don’t think any walls are necessary, and I think that, increasingly, as far as Metallica travelling all over this beautiful planet, we break down barriers with music.”
He continued to say, “Metallica travels all over the world, and through music we try to bring people together.
So whether we’re in Mexico or whether we’re in Asia or whether we’re in Europe or whatever, we encourage as many different people from as many different backgrounds to come together and share music and life and culture and all these experiences.”
The full interview, during which Ulrich also discusses the band’s recently tenth full-length effort, ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’, can be streamed and viewed below: