Re: Lars Ulrich
When I started to play the drums, I admired Lars' drumming because it was simple, but it worked.
Then I found it insipid. Too simple. Not very creative.
After some time I discovered that Lars knows to control himself. He somehow knows when to play a solo, and when he shouldn't. He knows when to use double bass on a song, and when he shouldn't. He has a "touch" for drumming.
If this guy had studied a little bit more (rudiments, independence, other genres, etc.) he could have become a better drummer. But it seems he didn't care and never practiced that much.