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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Responds To ‘Glastonbury’ Petition & Mogwai Calling Them “Shite”


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Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich has addressed the controversy surrounding their upcoming appearance at this years ‘Glastonbury‘ festival. Initial uproar erupted when the band were added to the bill due to many considering them being too heavy for the annual festival.

However, protestors soon latched on to frontman James Hetfield‘s narration of the upcoming Kodiak brown bear hunting series “The Hunt as grounds for their removal. A Facebook community named ‘Remove Metallica From GlastonburyFestival For Their Support Of Bear Hunting‘ was launched on May 25th and is currently sitting at 27,000 likes.

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Fellow Glastonbury performers Mogwai were also unhappy with the outfit playing the festival, and lobbed some insults at the band and Ulrich in particular.

Speaking with Metal Hammer, Ulrich replied to both matters with the following:

Glastonbury is like the Holy Grail in England, and we’re respectful to that. 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.”

This years ‘Glastonbury Festival‘ will be held on June 25th-29th.

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