Mick Jagger Predicts Metallica Are 'Going to Be Great' at Glastonbury

The metal band will headline the Saturday night of the Worthy Farm bash.

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Mick Jagger has said that he thinks Metallica are going to be "great" when they headline this year's Glastonbury festival.

The Rolling Stones frontman, who with his band headlined the event last year, has backed the decision to book Metallica, who are the first metal artists to headline Glastonbury in its 44-year history.

"I've seen them live and they're going to be great," Jagger told the Sun, adding that the Rolling Stones had a "great time" headlining the event, which is why they signed up for more festivals this summer.

Metallica's fellow Glastonbury headliners Kasabian have also said that Metallica will impress, commenting that the booking is a "bold" move that will pay off.

However, 2013 headliners Arctic Monkeys are not so sure. "I'm not sure it adds up," frontman Alex Turner said recently. "I know we'd buzz off it, but fundamentally could you have Metallica in the hippy nucleus?"

The Rolling Stones resumed their world tour earlier this week (May 26), which was suspended in March after the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott. The band played to a sold-out crowd of 23,000 at Oslo's Telenor Arena and will now continue with a tour of Europe.

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    In other news, many bands who have lots of fans and have played together for a long time will also play well at the show.
    anyone who has sen metallica in recent years knows they will kill it and people will enjoy it whether they are into metal or not. their performance is spectacular
    But what would be awesome is if Metallica played a lot of songs from Load and Reload
    It's true. They had some bad years, but really impressed me last year on Roskilde Festival. They play better, has an overwhelming fireshow and perform with great humor on stage!
    Have the utmost respect for both Mick Jagger and Metallica. It'll be interesting to see how they go down at Glasto.
    "From one geezer to another...you're going to be great, Metallica." - Mick Jagger
    Floyd Phoenix
    My ticket came in the post today... I'm excited for what Metallica are gonna be like... I'll get back to you guys in a month
    well, metallica always give a great show so there really isnt much to say about that.