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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Quit Cocaine with Oasis’ Help

Whoa, hold on, notoriously powder-faced Britpopper Noel Gallager actually inspired someone to stop using drugs?

By: William Goodman // August 28, 2008

Sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll: At some point, especially with hopes of a lengthy career, one of the three has to go — and it’s certainly not the rock’n’roll and most definitely not the sex. And for hot-headed Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, when the time came to give up cocaine once and for all a few years ago, he turned to none other than, um, Oasis‘ Noel Gallagher for inspiration???

“A couple of years ago I was like, ‘You know? Enough of this. I don’t need it.’ It was literally something that happened one morning, like ‘Y’know? Fuck that,'” Ulrich told quietus.com [via NME.com]. “I was very impressed with Noel Gallagher. As you know, I’m an Oasis fanatic, and Noel was like, ‘You know what? No more cocaine!’ (Gallagher reportedly quit in 1998) and I thought, ‘If he can do it, everybody else can do it.'”

And though Gallagher may be off the Devil’s dandruff, he hasn’t lost his bombastic, cock-sure touch on stage or in a heated war of words — just ask Jay-Z. Mr. Ulrich, please, continue following in suit.