The world cup has been full of surprises, and who knows what Wimbledon will bring next week? Inevitably facebook friends grumbling that ‘Andy Murray is British when he’s winning and Scottish when he’s losing.’
On top of it all, there’s Glastonbury coverage to look forward to, and this year’s surprise headliners are Metallica. I am aware that this has gone down badly with some people, who seem to think that the festival should only ever book white boy guitar bands (they must have been at a different festival from the one I was at in 1995, 1997 and 2000, clearly), but I’m willing to bet that like Jay-Z and Beyonce in years gone by, this will show the Eavis family to have a more diverse booking policy and taste than some of the people who attend.
Metallica are working on their new album, they released this new track today, which sounds like classic Metallica to these ears. If it doesn’t quite yet compare with the likes of ‘One’ ‘Enter Sandman’ or ‘Fade To Black’ then, that’s probably because you’ve lived with those tracks for so long.
Time will tell. In the meantime, this is Metallica’s latest song ‘Lords Of Summer’ – crank it up.