A petition to ban Metallica from playing this year’s huge Glastonbury Festival in England is online, from  animal rights activists upset that Metallica frontman James Hetfield will narrate The Hunt, an upcoming History Channel miniseries about a group of hunters who journey toAlaska in search of the Kodiak brown bear. Yes, James will only be narrating.


The group has launched a Facebook page called

 Remove Metallica from Glastonbury Festival for their Support of Bear Hunting.

An anonymous spokesperson (of course) says “This is not particularly against Metallica; I would do the same if any other band found itself in the same position… Much as I applaud the work that James and the other members of the band have done in other causes, this does not let them off the hook in this case.”

Metallica is set to headline the festival later this month. The promoter also thinks he can bring in Led Zepplin. I don’t think that will happen.

Suffer through this lame video that supports banning James, called Stop Bear-Hunting, James Hetfield, lead singer of Metallica

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