Apparently out to prove that they really are as stupid as many people, including your’s truly, tend to think they are, the washed up heavy metal band called Metallica are suing a Canadian band called Unfaith over their use of the E and 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”.
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.”
You have got to be fucking kidding me. Please, someone tell me this is a seriously overdue April Fool’s prank. These idiots should be laughed right out of the court room.
UPDATE: This is definitely a very well done hoax and I can’t tell you how relieved I am to know that. I would’ve realized it sooner had I actually paid attention to the URL and read EVERYTHING on the page cause down at the very bottom there’s this little itty-bitty bit of text that reads ” and ɩ ScoopThis.com “Because if it’s on the net, it’s got to be true” (ie, this is a parody.)”
Coolness. I feel much better now knowing it’s not real.