In an interview with Don Jantzen from the Buzz in Houston, Metallica frontman James Hetfield said there will be no Orion Music + More Festival in 2014 due to the financial difficulties in putting on a festival.
"Gosh, it's been a disaster financially, and it's not able to happen again because of that," Hetfield said. "So it's a bummer."
You can listen to the interview audio below.
The comments came during a question about when Metallica will tour the United States again.
"I don't know what's happening in the States," Hetfield said. "The States has gotta step up and want their music. I'm not sure what's going on in the States as far as rock and metal goes and concert-wise, but there's not really any willingness to get a big show out there and make it worthwhile to actually get out there and play."
Hetfield said that all hope is not lost for American fans.
"I hope to get out and play in the States," Hetfield said. "It seems like forever since we've been out and about. You know, we've hit the coasts and we've done TV stuff and things like that. But it will happen again."
The first Orion Music + More Festival was held in Atlantic City, NJ in 2012, with the 2013 festival being moved to the Detroit, MI area.