Metallica's Lars Ulrich Responds to Criticism Over Metallica Headlining Glastonbury
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.07.2014
"There's a point that it just becomes ridiculous."
Speaking to Metal Hammer (via NME), Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich recently called criticism directed at the band for their upcoming Glastonbury performance as "ridiculous." Recently, Mogwai called Metallica "unbelievably bad."
Mogwai is set to to play The Park Stage at Glastonbury on the same night Metallica will perform on The Pyramid Stage. In addition, a petition was started to ban Metallica from the festival after news broke that James Hetfield will narrate a TV series about bear hunters.
Ulrich stated on the criticism: "Glastonbury is like the Holy Grail in England and we're respectful to that, but when 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 turn a blind eye to it or whatever, but if Mick Jagger, or Alex Turner, or the very nice guys in Kasabian who I love, it's cool. But at some point, when there's some guy in some other band...it's like 'Huh? What? Who are you?'"
He added, "We're definitely on a roll. We're warmed up, loosened up and fit for a fight. We're ready to go"
Metallica is set to headline the Saturday night of the Glastonbury Festival, which is set for June 26-28.