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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.

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