Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich was replaced by a little girl at a recent gig.
The band performed in Detroit’s Comerica Park last week (July 12) as part of their WorldWired tour.
During the set, they pulled a child called Kendalynn out of the audience and sat her behind Ulrich’s drumkit. As frontman James Hetfield taught the crowd a call-and-response chant, the drummer showed the girl what to do.
She then hit the first few beats of ‘Seek And Destroy’, before Ulrich regained his seat. “Aw, is that all?” asked Hetfield. Watch the moment below, via Metal Injection.
We shared the stage with our honorary Fifth Member Kendalynn in Detroit! pic.twitter.com/e0J8AfT6xE
— Metallica (@Metallica) July 14, 2017
The band, who have been a mainstay in the metal genre since the early eighties, were recently profiled by Rolling Stone and revealed that tension still exists between certain members – namely Hetfield and Ulrich.
Looking at the band’s current tour, one moment in the magazine profile paints the picture of Hetfield becoming frustrated with Lars Ulrich over the drummer’s lack of rhythm on the track ‘Wherever I May Roam’. Hetfield asks: “Do you always do that?”, which the singer later clarified, laughing, “What I said was a nice way of saying, ‘What the hell are you doing?”.