We all know how Metallica is about “sharing” their music, but when it comes to tribute bands that cover Metallica, they are cool about it. But their lawyers….that’s another story. The Canadian Metallica Tribute band ‘Sandman’ was getting ready to perform last weekend in London, Ontario and when they got to the venue there was a FedEx package waiting for them with a 41-page cease and desist letter from Metallica’s lawyer for using “official, stylized logos … to identify or promote live musical performances through Facebook and YouTube.” Ah, but, neither Tallerca nor their management had any idea this letter was sent on their behalf. The band told Rolling Stone that “”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 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.” See they are nice guys. Now, if they’d just hurry up with that new album so I can share it with all my friends.
Read the rest of the story from Rolling Stone Here!
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