Lars Ulrich, the drummer for Metallica, is one of the greatest drummers to ever be. Given his skills and contributions to the genre, Ulrich has had his likeness applied to a plethora of memorabilia for fans to collect. The drummer of Metallica has even had his likeness applied to a toilet.
You may be familiar with the toilet that was created to look like the Metallica drummer, but did you know that same toilet has been acquired by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! museum? As reported by Tampa Bay Times, the artist behind the toilet, known as Prince Midnight, donated the toilet to Ripley Entertainment. The toilet will be shipped to Ripley’s “odditorium” in Copenhagen.
Some folks find the toilet featuring the likeness of the Metallica drummer to be a crude insult, but Prince Midnight thinks otherwise. In a conversation with the Tampa Bay Times, the artist said, “This toilet was built by a Metallica super fan. They wrote the first songs that meant something to me.”
Prince Midnight went on to say he chose the drummer of Metallica to be featured as part of the design, because, “as the drummer, is usually depicted sitting.”
“I could have done a urinal with [frontman] James [Hetfield], but that’s not where the creative spirit was leading me.”
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Apparently, as shared by Blabbermouth, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo has provided his approval of the toilet. In an interview where he was shown an image of the toilet, he said, “Oh my god! You’re kidding. This is incredible, how come I didn’t see this? This is a work of art. I want one. Where can I buy em?… I’m sure [Lars will] hear about this when I see him.”
We wonder how Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich feels about the toilet? Will you be making your way to the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! museum to check out the toilet?
Words by: Michael Pementel