Fans who protested Metallica‘s appearance at this past weekend’s Glastonbury Festival in England will not like this.
British bookmakers feel that the quartet, the first metal band to ever play at Glastonbury, kicked open the door for more heavy music and have made Iron Maiden 7-to-1 favorites for a slot on the 2015 Glastonbury bill.
Rupert Adams of the William Hill agency said over the weekend that, “All the money has been for Iron Maiden today, whilst U2 was very well backed yesterday.”
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has made several caustic comments about Glastonbury leading up to this year’s events, but most feel that he’ll acquiesce if the group is offered the spot.
AC/DC, which is currently recording a new album in Vancouver, may be in the running for a Glastonbury spot as well; the British newspaper The Independent wrote during the weekend that AC/DC is one of three bands Glastonbury producer Michael Eavis has hinted he’s already talking to for next year’s festival.
Metallica co-manager Peter Mensh also manages AC/DC, which will reportedly be hitting the road again as soon as the end of this year.