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Born: December 26, 1963 Gentofte, Denmark.
-Debbie (?-1990) (divorced).
-Skylar Satenstein (1997-March 2004) (divorced) they have two sons (Myles (b. August 5, 1998) and Layne (b. May 6, 2001)).
-Ulrich is dating actress Connie Nielsen and they are expecting their first child, due in early summer 2007.
Lars Ulrich biography (bio):
He was born in Gentofte, Denmark to an upper middle-class family. A tennis prodigy in his youth, Ulrich moved to Los Angeles, California at age seventeen to pursue his training. After publishing an advertisement in a local Los Angeles newspaper called The Recycler, he met James Hetfield and created Metallica.
Lars' father, Torben Ulrich, who was an acclaimed tennis pro from the late 1940s into the early 1980s, was also a musician, playing jazz with such giants as Stan Getz and Miles Davis; another jazz legend, Dexter Gordon, was Ulrich's godfather. He had a jazz club in which Ulrich spent a lot of time as a child. In February 1973, Torben Ulrich obtained five passes for five of his friends to a Deep Purple concert that was being held in the same Copenhagen stadium as one of his tournaments. When it was discovered that one of the friends could not go, their ticket was handed over to the nine year-old Ulrich. The young Ulrich found himself mesmerized by the performance, buying the band's Fireball album the very next day. The concert and the album had a considerable impact on Ulrich, inspiring his entrance into the world of rock and roll and later on, heavy metal. As a result of his newfound interest in music, he received his first drum kit at the age of thirteen, a Ludwig.
In 1981, Ulrich met James Hetfield in Downey, California and formed the thrash metal band Metallica. Ulrich's early work with Metallica led him to be dubbed as one of the thrash metal scene's drumming greats. He became known for his pioneering fast thrash drum beats and techniques featuring on many of Metallica's early songs, such as "Metal Militia" (from Kill 'Em All), "Fight Fire with Fire" (Ride the Lightning), "Dyers Eve" (...And Justice for All), and "Battery" (Master of Puppets). He has since been considerably influential due to both the popularity of his band and his interesting drum techniques and styles such as the machine-gun double bass in the song "One" (...And Justice For All) and the pounding opening of "Enter Sandman" (Metallica).