Published Jun 14, 2017From manning the skins for Metallica since 1981, to being Napster's number one fan, Lars Ulrich is a man of many musical hats. The drummer now has another title after being knighted by the Danish crown prince.
As the Copenhagen Post Online reports, Crown Prince Frederik bestowed the honour upon the drummer during a recent trip to San Francisco. Ulrich was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Dannebrog on behalf of Queen Margrethe for his long-standing contribution to music.
Ulrich's bandmates congratulated him in an Instagram post, posing the question, "does this really mean we must address him as Sir Lars now?" adding that it's "not bad for a snot-nosed kid from Gentofte!"
Ulrich was born in Denmark in 1963 and emigrated to the United States in 1980 to pursue a career as a tennis player. Both his father, Torben, and grandfather, Einer, were also professional tennis players.
Metallica delivered their double-disc Hardwired...To Self-Destruct last year.