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Petition Started to Remove Metallica from Glastonbury Festival

 
Posted June 4th, 2014 @ 7:08am

Why you ask?

Metallica frontman James Hetfield's interest in hunting has sparked a grassroots campaign attempting to get the band kicked off the bill for England's annual Glastonbury Festival later this month.

Hetfield recently landed a gig narrating the History Channel's The Hunt. The eight-part series, which documents an excursion to Kodiak, Alaska in search of brown bears, debuts on June 8th.

In response, one Glastonbury fan launched a page titled "Remove Metallica from Glastonbury Festival for their support of Bear Hunting" on Facebook. As of late Tuesday night, it had more than 12,000 likes. Launched on May 25th, the page's description notes, "Metallica's lead singer James Hetfield is a big game hunter and promoter. This is incompatible with Glastonbury Festivals ideals."

We reached out to Metallica's reps for a response to the controversy, but they replied that the band is not doing press.

As for now, Metallica is still scheduled to play the festival, which runs from June 25th through the 29th.

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