Lars is an interesting guy. In the metal world, we love to hate him, and hate to love him. Either way, his band has sold 110 million records, so I guess it doesn’t really matter what we think. According to the Danish Publication, Ekstra Bladet, Mr. Ulrich is now Sir Ulrich. That’s right, His Truly, is now a Danish knight.
As is typical, but not necessarily common, larger-than-life stars can be knighted. Per the 1808 annex to the rules, non-nobles can be knighted in Denmark for ‘true merit.’ Lars has met the criteria, and as of May 26th, he’s a knight.
Those black, aluminum drumsticks may not be a broadsword, but they seem to have done the job.