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Glastonbury's Michael Eavis defends 'keen' Metallica: 'They will do the best set of their lives'

Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has defended his decision to book Metallica as one of the festival's headliners.

They metal legends will top the Pyramid Stage on June 28, but many believe the US act isn't suited to the event's typical audience.

However, Eavis told the BBC that Metallica are incredibly eager to play the festival, with the group set to play their "best" show yet.

He said: "There's no other band in the whole history of the festival that has been so keen to play, they will do the best set of their lives here."

Eavis added: "We have been going for so long that people don't expect us to put on a heavy metal band. We had Rage Against The Machine and we have had lots of fairly heavy metal bands in the past but this is not a typical headline. We usually have bands like Radiohead, Coldplay and U2, the Rolling Stones, but I am really looking forward to them."

Metallica are also due to headline this year's Sonisphere at Knebworth in July.

The other Glastonbury headliners this year are Kasabian and Arcade Fire.

Watch Metallica perform live below: