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Group protests Metallica's Glastonbury booking over frontman's hunting

Group protests Metallica's Glastonbury booking over frontman's hunting

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Metallica's selection as one of this year's Glastonbury headliners surprised many, but now some fans of the U.K. festival are getting angry. 

A new Facebook page recently popped up with the title "Remove Metallica from Glastonbury for their support of Bear Hunting."  It was created after frontman James Hetfield landed a new gig as narrator for the History Channel's upcoming series "The Hunt," which covers a trip to Alaska to hunt brown bears. 

The unidentified creators of the Facebook page argue that Hetfield's interest in big game hunting is "incompatible" with Glastonbury ideals.  And it appears other people do as well.  "Remove Metallica from Glastonbury" already has more than eleven-thousand "likes." 

Glastonbury 2014 is scheduled to kick off June 25th, with the music starting on the 27th.  In addition to Metallica, Arcade Fire, Kasabian, Jack White, and the Black Keys will also be headlining the event in Pilton, England. 

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