The Metallica star admits that he was inspired to check out the duo after reading about them in NME...

METALLICA star LARS ULRICH has admitted seeing The Datsuns live “blew his mind” – after he’d read about them in NME.

And the star also told his favourite music magazine that he’s a big fan of White Stripes as well, and that he hopes to collaborate with them in the future.

He said: “I have to say that I subscribe to the NME and after being bombarded by The Datsuns for the past year, when they came to San Francisco last month I thought – okay I have to go see this. It blew my mind. I’ve never seen anything quite like that. I went down after the show, I went in and humbly professed my love for what they were doing.

“We had a nice few moments, shared a few cigarettes and a couple of shots of Meg’s whiskey. It was just the three of us for about ten minutes – it was pretty cool. So I went out and bought their record the next day and I’ve been playing it on CD in hotels across Europe for the last week.

“I also love White Stripes – they showed up on my radar about a year ago and I’ve been a champion of theirs.

“I’ve been trying to get >White Stripes for months. Schedule-wise, it hasn’t worked out yet. And I was really pissed at our booking agent, because I found out that they are playing at the other day of Reading than we are.

“I gave my email to The Datsuns‘ manager because he knew Dolf De Datsun, so he passed it on. And a couple of days later there was this email from Dolf, which was very cool. We have to do something with that band real soon.”