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Metallica Want to Perform at Glastonbury Festival

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For a band who has performed all over the world in a span of three decades, there is one festival stage that Metallica have yet to step foot on.

Speaking to MTV (via NME), Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed the band’s desire to perform at Glastonbury. The Somerset, England festival is one of the premiere summer destinations for music fans. Major league talent such as the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Muse and Stevie Wonder have headlined Glastonbury. Surprisingly, Metallica have never been asked to join the bill.

“We’ve been fortunate enough to play every other festival on this planet numerous times, so Glastonbury is the only one that’s eluding us,” Ulrich said. “There’s such a vibe and it’s maybe the most quintessentially English festival.”

The stickman continues: “Everybody who goes there loves it and obviously [Glastonbury founder] Michael [Eavis] doesn’t need our help – I completely appreciate and respect that – but if he ever wants to get hold of us we’re in the Yellow Pages and ready to go!”

Glastonbury 2014 is already sold out at 120,000 tickets bought before the lineup has even been announced. Metallica’s own Orion Music + More festival may return to Belle Isle in Detroit next year, though the decision will come down to money.

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