Lars Ulrich’s Son Myles Says It Was A Privilege To Grow Up Around Metallica
Myles and Layne Ulrich, the two sons of Lars Ulrich and members of Taipei Houston, recently joined a conversation with Nudge Medley and revealed how inspiring it was to grow up with Metallica around.
Music history has often witnessed the children of famous musicians embarking on a similar journey. While some join their families’ bands, some prefer to carve a new path for themselves. Julian Lennon, Jason Bonham, and Wolfgang Van Halen are just some of the names who channeled the inspiration they received from their parents to build their own musical careers.
In the summer of 2021, the two sons of Metallica’s Lars Ulrich also announced that they would form a new band. Taipei Houston, the two-piece band featuring Myles and Layne Ulrich, got its first gig in the fall of 2021 and continues its music career. While Myles took over the drums like his father, Layne became the band’s singer and bassist. The band has done various covers while trying to discover its own sound, and their debut album, ‘Once Bit Never Bored,’ will drop on November 4, 2022.
As their debut album’s release date is approaching, Myles and Layne recently played at the ongoing ‘Louder Than Life’ festival and were interviewed by Nudge Medley. Layne talked about how inspiring it was for them to grow up with Metallica’s sound, as it encouraged them to push their limits and try new things. On the other hand, Myles described it as a privilege and continued by saying that it was a very different experience for him to grow up with people who like to be creative and are passionate about their art.
Myles’s words about growing up with Metallica members follow:
“It’s definitely a privilege to grow up around music and people who are creative and excited about being creative and take it seriously. That experience as a whole has been really cool and inspiring… People who are passionate about their art form and doing what they love and making something new and exciting that they can share with other people.”
Here is what Layne said about their upbringing:
“I think for us, it’s mainly just been getting to be around music from a young age like that and being around people who are constantly trying to push for new things and work on their stuff, it’s just been something very inspiring for us.“
You can check out the full interview and Taipei Houston’s second single, ‘The Middle,’ on Youtube below.