The recent announcement of Metallica
as the final headliner of this year's Glastonbury
festival had the music world reacting in different ways, going from "bold move"
praises to full-on confusion.
Joining the latter group, Arctic Monkeys
frontman Alex Turner
couldn't help feeling baffled by the organizers' decision, saying that it just "does not add up"
Chatting with Time Out
, Alex stated, "I'm not sure it adds up. I know we'd buzz off it, but fundamentally could you have Metallica in the hippy nucleus?"
During the rest of the interview, Turner discussed his first time at Glastonbury, remembering the way he embraced the festival's spirit. "I did the stone circle thing,"
he said (via NME
). "I was dressed as a crocodile because Lily Allen had a load of fancy dress costumes. I remember wrestling James from Klaxons in the mud as the sun rose."
Metallica have also become the very first metal act to headline Glastonbury in its 44-year history. Apart from the metal giants, this year's event will be headlined by Arcade Fire