The online petition started to prohibit US band from playing Glastonbury over support for bear hunting
Metallica defend Glastonbury set: 'The fact that everybody's got an opinion means people still care'
The band will be headlining the festival later the month and Lars Ulrich has called the 'hoopla' interesting
The drummer has joked that they'll repeat Jay Z's opening Oasis cover from 2008
'The Hunt' will be broadcast Stateside on the History channel later this month
The group played the track at Sonisphere Festival in Helsinki
Former Smiths guitarist speaks from the red carpet at this year's Ivor Novello Awards
The show also saw the frontman playing stripped back versions of two classic Metallica tracks
Guitarist Serge Pizzorno says he is confident the band will "pull something out the bag"
Slash joined Ozzy Osbourne on stage to play 'Paranoid' at the charity benefit
Drummer reassures festivalgoers: 'We'll put something suitable together'
Reaction of delight and despair at festival's first metal headliners
The band will headline Sonisphere Festival this July
Drummer also has his own pick for next year: Deep Purple
Speculation is mounting that metallers will join Arcade Fire in headlining the Pyramid Stage
Mix of four Rainbow songs will be featured on charity tribute album released next month (April)
Track was first performed on tour in South America earlier this month
As promised, the first night of the Metallica By Request tour includes brand new material
Band working on new song in rehearsals ahead of live show in Colombia on Sunday (March 16)
'This Is Your Life' is set for release on March 31
The guitarist said he'd be 'up for' releasing their new record in 2015