Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has addressed the controversy surrounding the band’s impending appearance at this year’s Glastonbury music festival.
People got their panties all in a bunch early on, because they claim Metallica’s too heavy for the annual festival’s otherwise indie-rock driven bill.
Then, when it became known James Hetfield would narrate a show about hunting, opposers called for ‘Tallica to be excised from the lineup.
More than 27,000 people have since liked a Facebook group devoted to having the band removed from Glastonbury’s proceedings.
Even one of the bands playing the fest, Mogwai, insulted the band and Lars’ playing (they were right), so obviously, Metal Hammer had to hit up Lars for a response.
“Glastonbury is like the Holy Grail in England, and we’re respectful to that,” says Lars.
“But if somebody sits there and talks about petitions or what some other guy says, there’s a point that it just becomes ridiculous.
“We’re fairly thick-skinned and we just kind of turn a blind eye to it. Obviously if Mick Jagger has something to say, or Alex Turner, or the very nice guys in Kasabian — who I love, it’s cool. But at some point, if some guy in some other band… it’s like, ‘Huh? What? Who are you?’ At some point it just becomes a little ridiculous.”
I told you Metallica didn’t know who Mogwai are.
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