Comedian Jim Breuer was interviewed on the latest episode of the Appetite for Distortion podcast, and he revealed the bold remark Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich made about System of a Down as Metallica were going through their dramatic St. Anger recording process. Alternative Nation transcribed Breuer’s comments about opening for Metallica.
“When I was with Metallica, I couldn’t really do a standup set. They wanted me to more entertain people as they came in. What that included was I got obscure pictures to be playing as they were sitting down, then I got an all request DJ to play for half an hour. If I like some of the requests, I’ll tell a story that leads to the song.
We played System of a Down and I would say, ‘I toured on a tour bus in 2003 and Lars Ulrich came on the back of my tour bus, and we moshed to System of a Down ‘Sugar.’ Then I started playing more, and before he left, he said, ‘If we ever had to pull off a torch, I would give it to System of a Down. They’re that good.’
Then that made me wonder if after St. Anger came out, if that was really driven by System of a Down, so I don’t know.”