Lars Ulrich’s Cruel Prank On Duff McKagan And Sebastian Bach

The history of rock music is filled with countless hilarious stories shared between stars. Being a musician is a serious job that requires discipline, but it doesn’t mean that there is no room for jokes or pranks. There are many famous amusing stories though sometimes, they can also be disturbing or cruel.

Most musicians get to know each other well since they share the same environment. Some of them get even close enough to play pranks on each other, which is the situation with Lars Ulrich, Duff McKagan, and Sebastian Bach. Looking back at the entertaining story featuring these three famous figures, it seems like Lars Ulrich enjoys making fun of his friends very much.

Lars Ulrich Made Fun Of Duff McKagan and Sebastian Bach

This funny story dates back to 1990, and the place is Rainbow Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach had released an autobiographical book named ‘18 and Life on Skid Row,’ in which he dives into the personal memories from his life and longtime career. Bach revealed this unknown story in his book.

One night in 1990, Ulrich, McKagan, and Bach met in Rainbow Bar & Grill. They were chatting and drinking like what happens in a usual friendship meeting. However, things took a different turn when they decided to take Quaaludes, which is a sedative and hypnotic pill that affects the nervous system.

Sebastian Bach recalled that night in his memoir and stated that it was the first time he and Duff McKagan decided to take this pill, which would have an enormous effect on them. Bach doesn’t remember exactly where or how they got the pills, but he can’t forget their numbing impact on them.

Bach explained that they had heard of this pill before, known as ‘legendary’ in the ’70s, but they never had a chance to try it. Thus, they wondered how it would feel and what kind of an effect it would have. After taking the pill, it started to affect them gradually as the night progressed. Bach remembers that he and McKagan fell under the table, and they began to lose control over their bodies.

Here is how Sebastian Bach recalled these hypnotic moments:

“I had heard about but had never actually seen, the legendary drug known as Quaaludes. Always in stories regaling the ’70s, there would be mention of this mysterious drug that I had never come in encounter with it in my time. I heard about it and wondered about it. This night at the Rainbow would be the one and only time I have ever seen and tried Quaaludes.

As the night went on, the drugs began to hit me. I became very, very, very, very, very relaxed. Very, very slow. As I was talking to Duff, I noticed the oddest thing. The shape of Duff’s mouth was changing. He was talking, but I couldn’t really understand what he was saying. He was mumbling.

I looked down at my jacket. For some reason it was wet. I look back up at Duff. He was drooling. And then I realize the same thing was happening to my face. I had lost control over the muscles in my mouth. My lips were slack-jawed. I was drooling all over myself.”

It was after these moments that Lars Ulrich decided to make fun of them by laughing and dancing around them. Ulrich then started to take five dollars from the fans to take pictures with numbed McKagan and Bach. They desperately told Ulrich to stop it, but he was determined to keep going.

Sebastian Bach explained how Ulrich made fun of them:

“As I look up, I see the laughing little heavy metal gnome known as Lars Ulrich dancing merrily around our table. He’s like a little Leprechaun, doing a pixie dance. ‘Hahahahaha! Hey everybody! Live! Come and meet your heroes! It’s a dream come true!’

Lars is charging fans five dollars each to come to sit next to me and Duff. To get their pictures taken with us. We are too ‘Luded out to protest. Attempting to stop this madness, we tell ‘Lars to stop it,’ through drool, in excruciatingly slow motion. Welcome to the Rainbow! I never did Quaaludes again.”

It was definitely a good lesson for Bach and McKagan as they agreed on not trying this pill again. It would be even better if he had a chance to learn about the fans’ reactions to them. These very famous musicians they admire sit in front of them in a numb state, which should be surprising for most of them.