The Coronavirus has made Lars Ulrich yearn for his home country Denmark, according to Blabbermouth. The Metallica drummer, who moved to America as a teen in 1980, appeared on Tanya Holland‘s podcast Tanya’s Table and spoke candidly about his thoughts about home: “As the world spins out of control here in many ways, I feel more and more Danish and kind of embrace my Danish roots. I love America; I love living in America. It’s been an incredible 30-(plus) years, close to 40 years now (since I moved to the U.S.), but the Danishness in me still flourishes, and I’m very proud and happy about that side.”

Ulrich went on to say, “People (ask me), ‘Oh, you’re gonna move back (to Denmark)?’ I’m, like, ‘I’m very happy (living) in San Francisco. I love the Bay Area mentality and the creative energies that flow through all the different things — even tech here, obviously, where people are inventing the future. But I’m really more and more, I think, understanding and appreciative and understand what role my upbringing and the culture and the history and the Danish worldview plays in continuously shaping who I am.”

FAST FACTS

  • Metallica‘s last studio album, Hardwired To Self-Destruct was released on November 18th, 2016.
  • The album, which featured no songwriting contributions from guitarist Kirk Hammett, was co-produced by James HetfieldLars Ulrich, and Greg Fidelman.
  • Hardwired To Self-Destruct toppedBillboard’s Billboard 200Independent AlbumsTop Rock AlbumsHard Rock Albums, and Top Rock Albums charts.

CHECK IT OUT: Lars Ulrich’s full conversation on Tanya’s Table: