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Metallica delight over Glasto 2014 headline slot

1 of 1 Metallica: ''It's remarkable. Why not Sabbath? Why not Judas Priest?
Metallica: ''It's remarkable. Why not Sabbath? Why not Judas Priest?"

Ahead of their Glastonbury headline set on Saturday night, Metallica have said they are not taking the honour lightly and that they "tend to win people over".

The Master of Puppets legends think it is ''remarkable'' they are the first heavy metal band to headline the festival.

Speaking to the NME, frontman James Hetfield said: ''It's remarkable. Why not [Black] Sabbath? Why not Judas Priest?

"There are plenty of British bands who've been around a long time, who are well established, and have a long-standing tradition of heavy music. But we've been asked to play, and it's amazing."

Hetfield continued: "It's opening the door. Some people might have an understanding about Metallica that they don't like 'em, they've heard a song, and they're like, 'Oh, it's all that heavy, crazy stuff'. But they haven't seen us live, that's when you see the real us. We tend to win people over, even if they don't wanna be.''

You can watch Glastonbury live and catch up on highlights from the event on BBC Two, Three and Four tonight from 7.00pm.

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