Metallica’s new song celebrates Glastonbury performance

Metallica’s new song celebrates Glastonbury performance

HEADED TO GLASTONBURY:Metallica will make history this weekend. Photo: Associated Press

Heavy rock legends Metallica have released their first new material in three years to celebrate their summer festival shows.

The “Enter Sandman” hitmakers are scheduled to headline Britain’s Glastonbury Festival on Saturday night, marking the first time a heavy metal band has topped the bill at the iconic event.

The band has now released a song called “Lords of Summer,” their first new material since 2011’s Lou Reed collaboration “Lulu,” to celebrate the achievement.

Drummer Lars Ulrich tells Metal Hammer magazine, “It’s fun… It’s a good song… It’s kind of written for this tour. It’s… kind of about being outdoors and festivals and all this stuff. And here we are getting into the summer and it’s not raining too much and, apart from Finland, it’s nice and warm.”

As well as Glastonbury, Metallica is also slated to perform at Britain’s Sonisphere next month, as well as legs of the event in Switzerland, Italy and Poland, and several other European festival dates.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

This weekend’s sports schedule


Here's a look at some of this weekend's big sporting events.

in Sports

This week’s best sports shots


Here's a look at some of the big moments and best plays this week.

in Entertainment

Cosby to be deposed in sexual abuse lawsuit


Bill Cosby was expected to testify under oath in a lawsuit brought by a woman accusing the veteran comedian of sexual abuse.

in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: Biopic ‘Steve Jobs’ competes against ‘Pan,’ ‘The Walk’


Here's a look at the movies set to open nationwide this weekend.

in Viral Videos

WATCH: Soldier breaks rank to hug daughter at homecoming


Top brass at a Colorado Army post are all smiles after a 2-year-old girl interrupted a general's speech to dash across the room and hug her dad, who had just come home from a nine-month deployment.