Enlarge The drum-and-bass duo are a high-energy rock band akin to '68 or Royal Blood.

Sons Of Metallica Drummer Lars Ulrich Launch New Band, Taipei Houston


Ready to feel old? We are now firmly in the age of watching the offspring of our heroes launch viable bands of their own. From Vended, featuring Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and Clown’s sons, to Suspect208 — drummer London Hudson (son of GN’R guitarist Slash), bassist Tye Trujillo (of Metallica’s Robert Trujillo), and former-vocalist Noah Weiland (of late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland) — get ready to start seeing even more in the coming months and years. Shit, Suspect208 were around long enough that they’ve already broken up (admittedly, it was a short-lived project… but generated quite a lot of hubbub while it was around).

The latest: Myles (age 23, drums) and Layne Ulrich (20, bass), sons of Metallica drummer Lars, have launched a new band called Taipei Houston. The boys, who live nowhere near either Taipei or Houston, have a pair of shows lined up in the Los Angeles area later this month. In two short video clips posted to Instagram, it looks as if they’re operating as a drum and bass duo — no stinkin’ guitarists or other families needed! — and play a high-energy brand of rock I’d liken to ’68 or Royal Blood. They sound tight! I’m impressed.

Here are those upcoming live dates, with the video clips underneath:

09/09 Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar (feat. Dylan Carson & Not A Friend)
09/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Mind (feat. Left OF The Slash, Zach Louis & Nautical Front)

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