The Canadian METALLICA tribute band, SANDMAN, have reportedly received a cease-and-desist letter from METALLICA‘s lawyers.
SANDMAN guitarist and singer, Joe Di Tarantino, who also plays in WARMACHINE, has revealed a photo of the letter on his Facebook page. He wrote: “So as some of you may or may not know, in my spare time from WARMACHINE, I play in a couple tribute acts, one being a METALLICA tribute called SANDMAN.”
“Well last night when we arrived at the venue for our show in London, ON, we were served with ‘Cease & Desist’ papers courtesy of METALLICA‘s lawyers. Quite funny! LOL!”
After many comments on the Facebook post from followers, Di Taranto offered some clarification, stating, “Unfortunately I think many people here have either misread or not read the letter at all … They don’t want the band using the name ‘METALLICA’ as in: ‘Canada’s Tribute to METALLICA’ nor the logo…Which has never been used. The FONT used as the Sandman logo however is the same font from St. Anger…which I guess they also have a problem with. Easy fix.”