Metallica's Lars Ulrich Got Knighted In Denmark

The legendary drummer gets Denmark's high honor.

Written by Emilee Lindner • Photography by Getty Images • June 14, 2017

Don't call him just plain ol' Lars Ulrich anymore. The Metallica drummer is now Lars Ulrich, Knight of Denmark.

On Tuesday, Metallica announced on Instagram that Ulrich received the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Dannebrog. It is said that the ceremony went down in May when the Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark visited San Francisco. Ulrich was born in Denmark and lived there for 17 years before moving to the U.S. to start Metallica.

"Does this really mean we must address him as Sir Lars now?" the band wrote on Instagram, adding a photo of the Danish prince with Ulrich. You can see the new prize pinned to Ulrich's jacket. Don't worry -- "Sir" is more of a British thing, we think.

Metallica are currently rocking on the road with their WorldWired Tour, stopping in San Antonio tonight. They're playing in North America until mid-August, when they'll be heading to Denmark for a sold-out show (Ulrich probably get special treatment in Copenhagen...). They've got European dates booked all the way through 2018. Check out the dates here and get your tickets.