December 15, 2000 17:00


Lars Ulrich does battle with Mike Mills - and then they jam with some tennis professionals...

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METALLICA drummer LARS ULRICH took on REM bassist MIKE MILLS in a celebrity tennis shoot-out in TEXAS on Wednesday (December 13).

Ulrich was playing doubles with John McEnroe, and the pair defeated Mills and tennis veteran Jim Courier, going on to win the final 4-2 against Andre Agassi and New York Yankees player Paul O'Neill.

After the game, Ulrich - who, according to left Denmark to live in America with the aim of pursuing a career in tennis - was joined on stage at Club Antones in Austin by McEnroe on guitar and vocals, Mike Mills on keyboard and Jim Courier on guitar for a 30-minute jam during which they played Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Sweet Home Alabama', Chuck Berry's 'Johnny B. Goode' and Jimi Hendrix's 'Purple Haze'.

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