Following in the footsteps of last year’s reading of “The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas”, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich was invited back to the BBC to spread more holiday cheer by telling the mighty tale of “Stick Man”. Lars‘s appearance, which originally aired on the Tuesday, December 19 edition of Jo Whiley‘s BBC Radio 2 show, can be streamed using the audio player below.
The beloved children’s classic written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, “Stick Man” was recently described by The Salt Lake Tribune as “a sweetly funny tale about the importance of perseverance.” Written in verse, the 2008 book follows the adventures of Stick Man as he’s carried ever further away from his family after going for a morning jog and being snatched by a playful dog. Donaldson told The Telegraph that the book is “definitely one of our most poignant. All children can relate to the idea of a family member going missing. A lot of children have gone missing themselves and had to find their way home.”
The European leg of METALLICA‘s “WorldWired” tour kicked off in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 2 and ran through November 3. After a break, the trek will pick up again on February 1, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, and continue through May, finishing up in Helsinki, Finland.
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame band is touring in support of its tenth studio album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, which came out in November 2016.