It wasn’t enough for Lars Ulrich from Metallica to want to defenestrate MP3 Music Sharers… now he wants to sue the Canadian band “Unfaith” for using two particular chords.
Not for stealing a melody or a bass line or even for some lyrics… simply for using two particular chords in sequence. Hold that thought. *Two* chords in sequence.
“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.
Damn right Lars. Your point of view is that your wallet is more important than artistic expression.
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.”
I shall be sure to avoid whistling these two notes in future as I’m not sure I’ll remember to let everyone know it’s a “Metallica Chord Progression”
Chances of me purchasing Metallica music prior to this: Slim
Chances of me EVER buying it now?
Press Release: http://www.scoopthis.com
Update: Ok, yeah it was a trick. I fell for it. But it *did* seem plausible to this gullible fool!