Thursday, January 14, 2016

Metallica cancel cease and desist to tribute band


A Metallica attorney sent a 41-page cease and desist to a Canadian Metallica tribute band. Now, Metallica said in a statement that have canceled the cease and desist and have blamed the mixup on an overzealous attorney.

Metallica said in a statement on Rolling Stone: "We hear that a Canadian Metallica tribute band is a little upset with us and with a little digging, figured out why. It turns out that a certain letter was delivered to the band Sandman that neither we nor our management were aware of until it surfaced online. Lucky for us, the band was kind enough to post it for us to see, and it turns out that we have a very overzealous attorney who sent this letter without our knowledge."

"We have a long history of not only enjoying tribute bands, but we started as one. Heck, we even recorded a two-disc album of covers! We will always remember those days and continue to enjoy tribute bands, even inviting them to support us on various tours over the years."