Lars Ulrich says Metallica is ‘energized’ in making their next new album

LOS ANGELES – Metallica played a unique performance tonight (Jan. 26) at the Grammy Awards during CBS telecast, but the band is fresh off of a stint on the big screen for “Metallica: Through the Never.”

Saturday night at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy gala at the Beverly Hilton, I caught up with the metal band’s drummer Lars Ulrich who said Metallica is headlong into crafting a new album. The making of “Through the Never” was an experience that provided “a whole other way of being creative and having a creative outlet. We were very inspired by making that,” he said

“Now we’re energized to make a record. The film was fun, but it’s time to make the next record.”

He seemed skeptical that they could finish it for 2014, so Metallica is eyeing a 2015 drop instead.

And would “Through the Never” co-star Dane DeHaan guest on the set?

“We will find him!”

Watch the full interview above. Metallica played “One” at the Grammy Awards 25 years ago, which they celebrated by collaborating with pianist Lang Lang on the same song during the ceremony this year. They wil also release “Metallica: Through the Never” on DVD/Blu-Ray on Tuesday (Jan. 28).