Lars Ulrich (born December 26, 1963, in Gentofte, Sjælland, Denmark) is the drummer and co-founder of the band Metallica. A tennis prodigy in his youth, Ulrich moved to Los Angeles, CA at age 16 to pursue his training, but instead of playing tennis, he ended up as a drummer. After publishing an advertisement in a local Los Angeles newspaper called The Recycler, he met James Hetfield and formed Metallica. He appears in Guitar Hero: Metallica as a playable character for drummers. Lars is known for using double bass pedals and it's uncommon to see him using one bass kit, for example, he uses the double kick pedals mainly in the heavy riff of "One" and "The Shortest Straw".