Lars Ok With Metallica As Holograms

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has apparently given a lot of thought to the band being represented by holograms sometime in the future — and he says that if it helps humans connect with each other he’s “fine with it.”

The subject was broached last week when Ulrich was interviewed by Vanity Fair digital director Mike Hogan at New York’s 92nd St. Y. At first it seemed as if he was against the idea. He began by saying of Metallica holograms, “I don’t know about anybody else in here, but when it’s done, it’s done.”

But he then sort of reversed himself by adding, “If there was a way for it to work out, if it can be done in some way where it’s cool and it’s not just some [effing] weird cash-in or whatever, but if it there was a way to do it in a meaningful way.” He said he’s “really serious” about the idea that “We’re all in Metallica” and that the band is “something that exists in the ether.” He believes that neither he nor James Hetfield nor the whole band actually own Metallica, but that “it’s something that we all share. And it’s something that we all used to connect.”

He explains his belief that “the basic human need is to connect to other human beings — that’s what we all strive for in any way possible. So if there’s a way that that could be…100 years from now, 50 years from now and I’m a hologram…it’s fine with me.” (Blabbermouth)