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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by WebsterUno, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    In case you havent heard yet...
    damn, now theyre sounding kinda
    money hungry. Sueing an indie label...dayum!


    Metallica Sue Canadian Band over E, F Chords

    MONTREAL - Metallica are taking legal action against independant Canadian rock band Unfaith over what they feel is unsanctioned usage of two chords the band has been using since 1982 : E and F.

    "People are going to get on our case again for this, but try to see it from our point of view just once," stated Metallica's Lars Ulrich. "We're not saying we own those two chords, individually - that would be ridiculous. We're just saying that in that specific order, people have grown to associate E, F with our music."

    Metallica filed a trademark infringement suit against the indie group at the US district court for central California on Monday. According to the drummer, the continued use of the two chords causes "confusion, deception and mistake in the minds of the public".

    Metallica's lawyer, Jill Pietrini, told us that the band decided to take legal action only after first sending a letter of complaint to the Canadian band's singer/songwriter, Erik Ashley.

    "We sent a demand letter and haven't reached a resolution, so we had to sue," she said. "They continue to shamelessly feature the two chords on their website song samples and we just can't have that."

    Ashley, in the meantime, is still shocked by the entire story, and hasn't yet decided how the band will respond.

    "I thought it was a prank at first," he told us. "Now I'm not sure what to think."

    Ulrich states that he's not trying to prevent Unfaith from using the two chords, only that he feels Metallica should be credited for them whenever used, and is calling for 50% of all revenue generated from any song using them.

    "It's nothing personal against them," he added. "We intend to enforce our rights with any band intending to use Metallica-branded chords in the future."

    This marks the first time anything of this kind has ever been tried in court, and it will be interesting to see how things develop.

    Metallica's website has issued an official statement on the suit here.

    Unfaith's official website hasn't officially responded at print time.

    -Joe D'Angelo
  2. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001 Messages: 10,940 Likes Received: 681
    Jesus fucking christ...first the whole napster deal, then their new cd sucking horribly, now this...
  3. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

  4. fr8lover

    fr8lover Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 22, 2000 Messages: 3,919 Likes Received: 1
    relax guys, its a joke article.
  5. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

  6. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001 Messages: 10,940 Likes Received: 681
    haha, now i feel stupid....regardless, metallica still sucks now
  7. mogilny

    mogilny Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 1,582 Likes Received: 0
    is this for real ????
  8. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    ahahahahaha...fucker, why'd you have to spill the beans!?
    You could have waited a few hours...but I guess
    you wanted to be the ONE!

  9. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    Mr. Chupa-it had me going too! dont trip.
  10. fr8lover

    fr8lover Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 22, 2000 Messages: 3,919 Likes Received: 1
    edit all of our posts then. itll be funny.

    call me mr. party pooper!
  11. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
  12. $360

    $360 Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2002 Messages: 2,600 Likes Received: 1
    whats sasd about this is that it could be real. thats fucking pathetic that people(myself included) didnt hesitate to belive that its true. lars. what a fucking asshole.

  13. Born Loser

    Born Loser New Jack

    Joined: Sep 14, 2001 Messages: 63 Likes Received: 0