News

Lars Ulrich desperate for Metallica to play Glastonbury

Lars Ulrich desperate for Metallica to play Glastonbury

READY TO PLAY: Danish drummer Lars Ulrich, left and U.S. guitarist Kirk Lee Hammett, members of the heavy metal band 'Metallica' pose at the premiere of the film 'Metallica 3D Through the Never' at Callao Cinema in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday Oct. 9, 2013. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Abraham Caro Marin

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has urged the boss of Britain’s Glastonbury Festival to hire the band as headliners amid fears he’ll never get to grace the stage at the iconic event.

The rockers have yet to perform at the massive music festival, which takes place in Somerset, England and Ulrich is adamant their chances of organizer Michael Eavis choosing them are fading.

He tells MTV, “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 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!”

Eavis has already revealed that next year’s three major headliners have not previously played at the event.

He said, “They’re three bands who haven’t played Glastonbury, and that’s important. There aren’t many bands left who haven’t played the festival, and before we run out I’d like to persuade the ones on my wish list to come down. I think I’ve managed that with these three.”

Prince, Madonna and Fleetwood Mac are among the acts rumored to have signed up.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Manar, Tumulty Formally Support Hawkins

3-30-15 Rianne Hawkins Andy Manar Cecilia Tumulty

A former mayor and county and village official is backing a Springfield woman's bid to take the top job in the Springfield City Clerk's office in next week's election.

in Local

Congressman: Don’t Trust Obama Admin or Iran

rodney davis

Iran's possible reversal of a promise to ship out its atomic fuel is more proof that the Obama administration and its foreign policy are failures.

in Local

Duckworth Announces Senate Run

Tammy Duckworth

An Illinois Congresswoman is the first to say she wants Mark Kirk's seat in the U.S. Senate.

in Local

Anti-Vehicle Theft Money Cut from Budget

handcuffs2

Groups that help fund the prevention of motor vehicle thefts in Illinios are among those that are sounding the alarm on some of Governor Bruce Rauner's budget cuts.

in Local

Lawmakers Consider Requiring Paid Sick Days

sick

The choice of going to work sick or staying home and not getting paid would no longer be the choice – under a bill discussed in an Illinois Senate committee.