Lars Ulrich has been on a promotional tour for the new album Death Magnetic and has got lots of publicity in the media in the last few days.
BBC run a story on Metallica welcoming the torrent leak of the Death Magnetic songs. Death Magnetic leaked tracks can be downloaded from sites like Megaupload and Rapidshare, and acording to Lars:
“Listen, we’re ten days from release. I mean, from here, we’re golden. If this thing leaks all over the world today or tomorrow, happy days. Happy days. Trust me. Ten days out and it hasn’t quote-unquote fallen off the truck yet? Everybody’s happy. It’s 2008 and it’s part of how it is these days, so it’s fine. We’re happy.”
You can watch Lars’ full guest appearance on “The Woody Show” on the San Francisco, California radio station Live 105, where he talks about the new Metallica album, the Death Magnetic leak and the upcoming o2 shows where the band will play complete Death Magnetic from start to finish.
Lars Ulrich on “The Woody Show” Part 1:
Lars Ulrich on “The Woody Show” Part 2:
Lars Ulrich has also launched a promotion for the official Metallica YouTube channel, check the video below:
The band also did a “Death On The Radio” promotional radio show for the new album, which was hosted by Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins. The show featured the official premiere of 6 songs from Death Magnetic. Listen to the full show.