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METALLICA Respond to Haters At Glastonbury in the Best Way Possible!

Anyone who says Metallica don't know how to laugh hasn't seen any of this yet.

Anyone who says Metallica don't know how to laugh hasn't seen any of this yet.

Over the weekend Metallica played the Glastonbury Festival alongside bands like The Arctic Monkeys and Arcade Fire. There was quite a bit of backlash leading up to the band's performance. Plenty of bands had negative things to say, a dude from Mogwai called the band outright shit and there was even a petition to get them off the fest. So how did Metallica respond to that particular slew of insults? First, they released an awesome t-shirt created specifically for the fest:


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But wait, there's more!

In response to the backlash driven by frontman James Hetfield's recent voiceover work for a bear hunting documentary that spawned petitions to stop the band from playing the festival, the band opened up their set with this friggin' masterpiece of a video:

Yes, that's the film The Good, The Bad and The Ugly mixed in with the band hunting hunters as bears. It's also a tribute to the late actor Eli Wallach. Therefor, Metallica has an excellent sense of humor about criticism. I say Metallica plays more controversial festivals like Glastonbury if it's going to result in top jokes.

Oh, then they played music.

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[via Blabbermouth]

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