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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MAY 14: Lars Ulrich of Metallica In Concert - East Rutherford, NJ on May 14, 2017 in East Rutherford City.

Metallica had a big 2017, but there was one very unique highlight that seems appropriate to mention today (December 26) on Lars Ulrich’s birthday.

In June of this year, Ulrich was knighted in Denmark, the country where he was born.  Metallica’s Instagram page shared the photo below with the caption, “Does this really mean we must address him as Sir Lars now?  Congrats to Lars as he was knighted last night by Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark.  Not bad for a snot-nosed kid from Gentofte!”

Two observations about this photo:

  1. The medal Lars received looks really cool.
  2. The only way the denim jacket Frederik, Crown Prince of Demark is wearing could be cooler is if it had a big ass Metallica back patch. Seriously…how amazing would it be if there was a vintage “Metal Up Your Ass” patch on the back?!


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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