Metallica's Lars Ulrich Blasts Trump's Border Wall on Mexican TV

Lars Ulrich in 2016
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Lars Ulrich of Metallica speaks on stage in the press room at the 31st Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 8, 2016 in New York City.  

Metallica's Lars Ulrich used the platform of Mexican TV to dismantle the notion of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. The Hall of Famer insists rock beats walls. Every time. 

When asked his thoughts on Trump’s plans for a “great wall”, the veteran drummer told Las Estrellas network, "I don't think the world needs any walls. I think we need to bring people together.” 

?"Metallica travels all over the world, and through music we try to bring people together,” he explained to host Paola Rojas. “So whether we're in Mexico or whether we're in Asia or whether we're in Europe or whatever, we encourage as many different people from as many different backgrounds to come together and share music and life and culture and all these experiences."

Metallica has a strong connection with Mexico. It’s one of the biggest markets for Metallica, along with Germany, the U.K. and United States, according to Ulrich, whose band just wrapped up a trio of shows in the capital, Mexico City. 

Ulrich, who once took heat from fans when he spoke out against the peer-to-peer pioneer Napster, also explored his own origins. "Being one Danish guy, being asked an opinion, I don't think any walls are necessary, and I think that, increasingly, as far as Metallica traveling all over this beautiful planet, we break down barriers with music." 

Watch the interview below.


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