Glastonbury 2014: Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Noel Gallagher and Bradley Cooper form unholy trinity backstage
The three mercifully stopped short of shooting a full selfie - but did include some cringeworthy horn throwing
We’re desperately hoping this isn’t a new super group. Or if it is, that Bradley Cooper takes over on the drums (just kidding, Lars).
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and The Hangover star formed an unlikely sandwich with a Noel Gallagher filing as they posed together for a backstage shot.
The image, posted and taken by the Oasis musician’s girlfriend Sara Macdonald on her Instagram account, mercifully stopped short of veering into selfie territory but did include some cringeworthy horn throwing.
It’s existence comes as Metallica megafan Cooper was spotted head banging appreciatively throughout the metal band’s controversial headlining set on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday.
A long-time friend of the band, Cooper apparently hitched a lift to Worthy Farm in a helicopter to hang out with the metal legends backstage.
“He actually flies and comes and sees us play if he’s got a day off,” Ulrich told the Huffington Post UK in 2013.
“Like, 'where are you playing a gig?' And he'll jump on a plane and bring his lady and hang out.”
Organisers at Glastonbury were widely criticised for including Metallica as the festival’s headline act. But the band had the last laugh when they trolled the entire event by way of their merchandise.
They rebranded themselves ‘Glastallica’ and sold T-shirts with acerbic comments made about them in the press and on Twitter in a move that echoed their programme for the Black Album Tour in 2012.
The white top has on the front of it the Metallica skull – this time wearing wellies and a 70s peace-sign necklace – above the words “Peace, Love & Metal.”
The back of the T-shirt has some of the remarks said publicly about the band including “Metallica, they’re just shite,” “Metallica aren’t in the spirit of peace-loving Glastonbury” and “Metallica at Glastonbury – Whoopee fucking doo.”
The band had threatened to open their headlining set with Oasis classic "Wonderwall" - a sly dig at the band's mainstream mundaneness, perhaps. Not that Gallagher appears to have noticed. He was too busy reliving his misspent youth and rocking out to "Enter Sandman".
Read More: Metallica Win Over Critics With Brilliant Set
METALLICA HIT OUT AT ‘PRECIOUS’ MUSIC FANS
AC/DC strongly rumoured (by us) to headline next year’s festival
Final Top Gear reviewTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
- 2 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 3 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 4 Motorists taunt suicidal woman on bridge and tell her to 'get on with it'
- 5 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
Church of Scientology allegedly sent threatening letters to film distributors and festivals showing damning documentary
This is surely the best way to watch Jaws
James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
Chris Moyles reportedly set to make radio comeback with new breakfast show on XFM
Contemporary art is a fraud, says top dealer
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture