Metallica's Lars Ulrich is a dad. Ulrich's wife, Skylar, gave birth to a boy, which the couple have named Myles, last Thursday at 4:15 a.m. in New York City, although the birth announcement was withheld until yesterday.
The baby weighed in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measured 20 inches. According to the band's official website, Myles and his mom, who also goes by the name Dr. Skylar Sapperstein, are doing fine, and that "Dad is hanging in there, too."
Lars can now swap diaper tales with bandmate James Hetfield, whose wife Francesca gave birth to a baby girl, Cali Tee, June 11. (see "Metallica Update: Baby Watch Half Over"). While the band was on tour this summer, MTV News caught up with the then expecting Ulrich, who talked about what Metallica's baby boom would mean for the group.
"I think that the best thing about Metallica and the future," Ulrich said, "and that stuff with the parenting and kids and all that, is
that we all kind of have the same ideas -- long-term -- about what we want to do with the band. In terms of the amount of touring we want to do and in terms of the projects and records we want to work and make, I really can't see [having children] changing it a lot."
Metallica plans to release the latest in its series of "Garage Days" albums on November 17.