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Lars Ulrich vows to prove Glastonbury critics wrong

6/18/2014

Rockers Metallica are desperate to prove the doubters wrong with their headline slot at Britain's Glastonbury festival, insisting the controversy around their inclusion is "a good thing". The Enter Sandman hitmakers were unveiled last month (May14) as the surprise bill-topping act on the Saturday night of this year's (14) event, which will mark the first time a heavy metal band has headlined the iconic festival. The announcement surprised many critics, who suggested they are unsuitable for the event and cited a similar furore surrounding Jay Z's Glastonbury set in 2008. However, drummer Lars Ulrich is adamant the controversy proves fans are still passionate about music and he reveals the rockers are determined win over their critics. He tells BBC Radio 1's Rock Show, "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... "It's comforting that 33 years into a career you can still mange to stir it up a little bit. Glastonbury is the biggest, greatest festival on this planet and we're headlining Saturday night. Bring it on. We're going to show up and have fun but all the hoopla is interesting." The three-day festival, which will also feature sets from Lily Allen, Ed Sheeran, Arcade Fire and Kasabian, takes place in southwest England from 27-29 June (14).

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