Metallica's Lars Ulrich Defends Appearance At Glastonbury
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.04.2014
The announcement has had a mixed reaction...
In an interview with BBC Radio 1, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich defended the band's decision to headline the Glastonbury festival. Here are highlights:
On the reaction to the band headlining the festival: "The fact that everyone's got an opinion I'll take as a good thing because it means that people still care and are still interested and we still have one foot in relevance of some sort. Glastonbury is the one [festival] that's been eluding us and I've made no secret of that. Obviously, Glastonbury is the biggest and arguably the most prestigious. Of course we're going to do it."
On also headlining Sonisphere: "There are few things that rival outdoor festivals in Europe in May, June and July so we're just getting started but it's always the highlight. It's nice to be out the house for a couple of weeks."
On letting the fans choose set lists: "It's not as varied as I'd expected but it's good because it solidifies the set lists I've been writing for the last 10 years are kind of right in line with what people want. You want to make every show or appearance different."