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:
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.