Lars Ulrich Explains How His Upbringing In Denmark Affected His Personality And Life In U.S.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich opened up about his Danish roots affected and shaped his personality during an appearance on the latest episode of the ‘Tanya’s Table,’ and revealed that as time went by, he embraced his Danish side more, however, he’s also happy living in San Francisco, the United States.
As many of you know, Lars Ulrich was born in Gentofte, Denmark and he’s the son of Lone née Sylvester-Hvid and tennis player Torben Ulrich. His paternal grandfather was also a tennis player named Einer Ulrich. Lars’ first introduction to the rock and roll world was actually when he went to a Deep Purple concert held in the Copenhagen stadium as one of his father’s tennis tournaments.
Despite being born and raised in Denmark, Lars Ulrich has been living in the United States nearly for four decades now and recently opened up about his Danish upbringing during an interview. Ulrich revealed that he embraced his Danish roots as time goes by more and more, despite not living in Denmark.
Ulrich also stated that he loves living in the United States and does not have a plane to move back to Denmark, however, he’s appreciating and understanding his Danish side, upbringing, culture, and history even more as an element of shaping his personality.
Here is what Ulrich said:
“As the world spins out of control here in many ways, I feel more and more Danish and kind of embrace my Danish roots. I love America; I love living in America. It’s been an incredible 30 years, close to 40 years now, but the Danishness in me still flourishes, and I’m very proud and happy about that side.
People, ‘Oh, you’re gonna move back?’ I’m, like, ‘I’m very happy. I’m very happy in San Francisco.’ I love the Bay Area mentality and the creative energies that flow through all the different things — even tech here, obviously, where people are inventing the future. But I’m really more and more, I think, understanding and appreciative and understand what role my upbringing and the culture and the history and the Danish worldview plays in continuously shaping who I am.”
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