Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich will host an event called “Front Row” on March 2nd at the University of California in Berkeley. According to Blabbermouth, Ulrich will bring together his most inspiring friends and colleagues from the worlds of music, design, film and tech to explore why many of the world’s creative leaders and thinkers choose the Bay Area as their home.
Joining Ulrich for the panel will be his bandmate James Hetfield, Green Dayfrontman Billie Joe Armstrong, Salesforce chairman/CEO Marc Benioff, Primusbassist Les Claypool, actor and activist Peter Coyote, Lars’ father Torben Ulrichand others.
- Metallica said in a statement, “We’ve always been proud of our Bay Area roots, so when the University of California in Berkeley came to us with a very unique opportunity to celebrate our hometown, we jumped on it . . . The night promises a one-of-a-kind experience exploring creativity and the collaborative process, storytelling and independent thinking from a diverse group of innovators.”
- Tickets are on sale now for only five dollars and seating is general admission.
- Following the event, an after-party for all ticket-holders will take place in the Zellerbach Hall lobby with complimentary soft drinks and live DJing by Son of Ammo.
- Metallica is currently at work on its 10th studio album and first since 2008, with no release date in sight yet.