Actor BRADLEY COOPER Drew Inspiration From METALLICA For 'A Star Is Born' Film


Actor Bradley Cooper has revealed that the look of his new film “A Star Is Born”, which he co-wrote and directed, was inspired by a METALLICA concert.

“I’m a huge fan of METALLICA,” he said. “About six years ago I was at METALLICA concert [standing behind the drum kit] and I saw the scope of it… and thought, wow, this composition is incredible and that’s what it feels to be on stage, to be a rock star… So in the movie you’re always on the stage.”

A remake of the 1937 film of the same name, “A Star Is Born” stars Cooper as an alcoholic musician who discovers, and falls in love with, a struggling young singer played by pop superstar Lady Gaga, who co-wrote the film’s original music with Cooper and a team of songwriters that includes Mark Ronson.

Back in 2013, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich said that he had become “good friends” with Cooper. “[He is a] huge METALLICA fan,” Ulrich told HuffPost Live. “[He] actually flies and comes and sees us play if he’s got a day off. Like, ‘Where are you playing a gig?’ And he’ll jump on a plane and bring his lady [Suki Waterhouse] and hang out.”

Cooper was reportedly spotted at METALLICA‘s very exclusive concert during the 2013 Comic-Con at the Spreckels Theatre in San Diego, California.

Last year’s METALLICA/Lady Gaga collaboration at the Grammy Awards was borne out of a chance meeting between the pop superstar and Ulrich at Cooper‘s house.