Metallica's Lars Ulrich passed on Kill Bill soundtrack

“The single biggest mistake I’ve made”

 
Music being such an integral part of a Quentin Tarantino movie, you'd expect that when he gets together with one of the biggest names in rock it would be a proper meeting of the minds. In Lars Ulrich's case, that wasn't really true. 
 
The initial bonding sounds like it went pretty well, with the pair having dinner in a San Francisco restaurant in 2001. 
 
“Having Q.T. six inches from my face, eyes dancing, intensely animated, explaining in intricate detail how he had written and choreographed the two main fight scenes in the film to the Metallica songs 'Enter Sandman' and 'Sad But True'. Fists would impact faces on accents. Kicks would land on cymbal hits. Bodies would twirl along with the rhythm of the music. Tarantino’s next-level movie magic married to Metallica music, all turned up to 11,” Ulrich told the San Francisco Examiner
 
The film? Kill Bill Vol. 1
 
However, it's when Ulrich read the 180-page script that things started to go wrong. 
 
“Page by page, I realised that most of this was written in a language that was outside of my realm of understanding. I had never encountered a narrative like this, set in, to me, a very foreign culture of martial arts and Asian myths. I just couldn’t wrap my thick Danish head around it,” the rock star admits. 
 
“I championed his movies, loved him as a person, but at the end of the 180 pages, I sat there somewhat bewildered and felt very uncool for not getting it. I wasn’t capable of appreciating its brilliance.” 
 
Sad but true indeed. 
 
Ulrich, described turning down the Kill Bill soundtrack as, “the single biggest mistake I’ve made in the creative department.” 
 
“Of course Kill Bill turned out to be above and beyond brilliant, as have his subsequent movies, which have all been a significant part of my life in the 2000s. To this day I still worship the ground Q.T. walks on,” he added.

Would Ulrich have done a better job with the Kill Bill soundtrack than RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan? And when can we see those fight scenes cut to Metallica tracks?! Rock out in the comments section below.

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    • FireFriendly

      Oct 19th 2011, 16:24

      The thing with Ulrich is he is beyond thick. He's someone with the misguided belief that he's something of a cultural trailblazer and the spokesperson for a generation and a genre. In actual fact he's just accidentally found himself being the gobs**te mouthpiece for the worlds biggest metal band. From the music pirating fiasco to the childish band bust-ups he's proved himself to be one of the most out-of-touch tools in music.

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    • FireFriendly

      Oct 19th 2011, 16:24

      The thing with Ulrich is he is beyond thick. He's someone with the misguided belief that he's something of a cultural trailblazer and the spokesperson for a generation and a genre. In actual fact he's just accidentally found himself being the gobs**te mouthpiece for the worlds biggest metal band. From the music pirating fiasco to the childish band bust-ups he's proved himself to be one of the most out-of-touch tools in music.

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 19th 2011, 17:11

      Thank Odin that Lars passed, RZA done an outstanding job with the soundtrack.

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 19th 2011, 17:24

      Watch "Some kind of monster" . FFS what a bunch of babies, the way they treated Newsted was unbelievable. This is why I'll always support Maiden.

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    • LSJShez

      Oct 19th 2011, 18:06

      Brown nosing t**t. yeah, it was a mistake, but for christs sake - "I worship the ground QT walks on"? What a tool.

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    • ThrashGordon

      Oct 20th 2011, 11:23

      Metallica haven't been relevant since the Black album, and I don't get why people still talk about them or expect groundbreaking, trendsetting things from them. Their first 2 records are among my favourite metal albums, MoP, AJFA are good too. The Black album brought them success... after that, well. If you like them, fair enough, they do still put on a great live show, but with the budget they have I wouldn't expect anything less!

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