TAIPEI HOUSTON, the brand new band that includes Myles and Layne Ulrich, sons of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, performed ultimately month’s BottleRock Napa Valley music competition on the Napa Valley Expo in Northern California. Video of the group’s efficiency may be seen beneath.
23-year-old Myles, who performs drums, has hung out at Berklee School Of Music, whereas 21-year-old Layne, who performs bass and sings, studied at NYU.
Requested what obtained him into singing, Layne instructed Live performance Pipeline (as transcribed by Phoosi): “I used to be at all times actually curious about singing. I imply, my foremost factor [was] actually simply singing alongside to the radio as a child and simply listening to stuff. And I at all times felt very into that however I would by no means been a singer or something like that. After which once we have been first beginning out with our venture, we have been at all times anticipating getting a singer, after which once we realized it was simply gonna be the 2 of us, it was, like, ‘All proper. Now we have gotta get this going, get some singing going.’ So by type of a protracted course of, discovering that, it was actually cool.”
Relating to the choice to make TAIPEI HOUSTON a two-piece, Myles stated: “We wrote the vast majority of an album which we have now completed. And we’re type of determining methods to play all of it dwell as a result of we simply recorded all of it. And since we each play a lot guitar and all of the devices, it was, like, ‘Why do not we simply scale it again and make it a loopy two-piece factor as a substitute of looking for extra individuals that you simply jell with and that the vibe is correct? Why do not we simply preserve it easy and bizarre?'”
Added Layne: “‘Trigger additionally that manner we are able to hit the bottom operating. You have gotta discover individuals you want, you’ve got gotta get them into the stuff, you’ve got gotta train them it. That manner, actually, simply coming straight from us having written all of it collectively, we are able to simply hit the bottom operating like that.”
TAIPEI HOUSTON performed its first present final September at Alex’s Bar in Lengthy Seaside, California.
Since becoming a member of Instagram in August, TAIPEI HOUSTON has already amassed greater than 14,000 followers.
Again in April 2020, Lars posted a video of Myles and Layne‘s blistering tackle THE BEATLES basic “Eleanor Rigby”. On the time, he described their rendition to Rolling Stone as “this insane, three-minute BLUE CHEER, loopy, garage-rock model of ‘Eleanor Rigby’.
“Clearly, there’s been some unimaginable variations of ‘Eleanor Rigby’ alongside the way in which, however I am fairly positive there’s by no means been one which had this sort of sound, this sort of really feel, this sort of vitality and insanity to it,” he stated. “I used to be, like, ‘You recognize what, boys? You finished me proud.'”
Lars had Myles and Layne with former spouse Skylar Satenstein. He additionally has one other son, 15-year-old Bryce, with “Gladiator” actress Connie Nielsen.
Lars and mannequin Jessica Miller obtained engaged in July 2013 and married two years later. It’s the third marriage for Lars, who was beforehand married to Debbie Jones and Satenstein.
Lars is not the one member of METALLICA whose offspring have adopted of their footsteps. Castor Hetfield, the son of METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, performs drums for BASTARDANE, whereas Tye Trujillo, the son of METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo, performs bass in OTTTO.