Lars Ulrich Wanted His Kids To Make Music With Friends – Not Him

Lars Ulrich Arrives At The 56th Annual Grammy Awards In Los Angeles
Musician Lars Ulrich of Metallica arrives at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES TAGS: ENTERTAINMENT) (GRAMMYS-ARRIVALS)

Chattanooga, TN – The Pulse:

The son of Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich admitted he wasn’t up for offering his kids music lessons early on. Myles and Layne Ulrich are the sole two members of the Taipei Houston with their debut set, Once Bit Never Bored, out now. 24-year-old Myles drums and handles guitar duties, with 21-year-old kid brother Layne singing and playing bass.

Myles told Classic Rock how the new album came about, “We kinda just ended up back in San Francisco during lockdown and had a lot of time on our hands. Being brothers, we’ve been making music together on and off for a long time. This felt like a real opportunity to dig deep and really focus and get into it. We started writing all the time.”

When pressed as to whether his legendary dad showed his boys some tricks of the trade when they started getting interested in music, Myles admitted: “Honestly, when I started, he completely steered clear. He was like, ‘Go do it with your friends or get a drum teacher!’ Not because he didn’t want to do it himself, but because he wanted us to find our own paths musically, which is really cool and that’s what we’ve tried to do. I don’t know if there’s a soundbite piece of advice he gave us. We both came into being interested in music our own way, listening to bands like Arctic Monkeys, stuff like that.”