Metallica reiterate their Glastonbury hopes

Lars Ulrich dreams of one day playing Glastonbury Festival

Metallica reiterate their Glastonbury hopes

Photographer: Sara BowreyChris Swindells on 15 October 2013

Promoting their new 3D movie release, Through The Never, Lars Ulrich told MTV News about his hopes for getting to Glastonbury: "Every year there's probably less chance of us doing it than the previous year, but it just looks like it would be a fun night out.
"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. There's such a vibe and it's maybe the most quintessentially English festival.
"Everybody who goes there loves it and obviously 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!"

Ulrich previously made similar comments back in early 2012, telling the NME: "I don't know if Michael would ever invite a harder rock band to play. It's something I would love to do at some point."

The 49-year-old drummer also told MTV of shelved plans to tour with U2 and Green Day. "U2 came to San Francisco two summers ago and we ended up having a lot to drink with them and Green Day following a dinner.

"I was told in the wee morning hours following this outing that members of U2, Green Day and Metallica agreed to tour together. We haven't talked about it since, but speaking for myself I'd be very up for that."

Metallica only played one European festival in 2013 - Roskilde - as they continued work on their tenth studio album, their first since 2008′s Death Magnetic, which they hope to record and release in 2014.

Metallica would not be the first metal or hard rock band to play Glastonbury Festival. Other notable names through the years include Nine Inch Nails, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Deftones, Weezer and Rage Against The Machine.

The band recently spoke of their plans to play a few European festivals in 2014, plus their hopes to return to their own event, Orion Festival in Detroit.

Glastonbury Festival 2014 takes place from 25-29 June on Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset and all tickets are now sold out.

All ticket-holders have to pay the remainder of their ticket balance over the first week in April and any tickets left unpaid after that week go back on sale at a re-sale date, expected to be announced in the new year. The re-sale date is usually in late April and is expected to be announced for either April 20th or 27th in 2014.


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