“‘Metallica-Fest’ Not Happening On Download Weekend”
Download Festival Organzier Andy Copping has shot down rumours that a Metallica-fronted festival could be happening on the same weekend as Download but didn’t rule out a summer performance from the metal titans.
Speaking out about the swirling rumours that Download and a Metallica-fronted festival could take place on the same weekend in June, Copping said: “Metallica are (touring) around Download. They’re not playing Download and they’re not around that weekend to play so if they’re not doing Download, they’re certainly not doing anything else.”
“I know that they’re looking at doing something but it’s not Download weekend, no.”
Metallica have recently been confirmed as inductees to this year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and the band themselves have been speaking out about the honour. There has also been a release date announced for the band’s Guitar Hero adventure.
In other Download rumours, Copping also said that Van Halen are not likely to play on British shores any time soon while, contrary to rumours, Heaven And Hell are not yet confirmed for this year’s festival.
Metal Hammer report that reunited Faith No More and Limp Bizkit’s could play Download and there’s also speculation about Manowar, Def Leppard and Motley Crue hitting Donington.