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Beatallica Frontman Says Metallica's Lars Ulrich Went Out Of His Way To Help His Band

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Michael Tierney of METALLICA/BEATLES cover band BEATALLICA spoke to MTV.com about receiving help from METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich in their dispute with the Sony Corporation over BEATALLICA's "unlawful use" of the group's compositions "without authorization or license."

"Both of us want this to officially be over," Tierney told MTV.com. "Our legal team, with the help of Lars and his lawyers, have been in contact with the Sony folks and we're in the process of making sure everything's square."

Tierney, 35, an occupational therapist by day, said he was pleasantly surprised when Ulrich called him a few weeks ago. "METALLICA have been following what we've been up to for the past year and they've talked about us in a few magazine interviews and I got word three weeks ago that Lars wanted to contact us to talk," said Tierney. "He called me at home and we had several conversations about it and he said what he'd be willing to do for moral support and also as far as being more active in the situation. What really impressed me was that he was calling from his vacation with his family in Colorado. Nobody of his stature needs to take time out from their vacation to do that."

"The Internet is a swamp of piracy, so you send out cease-and-desist letters all the time," METALLICA lawyer Peter Paterno said. "Someone at Sony probably saw this site and sent out a letter and once they realized what was on it they decided it was not something worth picking a fight over. They got that this is different from someone selling BEATLES CDs and not paying royalties."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. peephole writes:

oh oh i love Joe...oh oh..i like cake...spank spank...i suck ass....class class...i eat meat..and i beat meat...oh oh.....haha suckers!!!!!!!!!!!

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2. BLACKDOG writes:

Lars is cool ... he he he.

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3. raven writes:

I think that peephole has put something other than cake mix in his cake and gave some to blackdog. Well sinc i am here, METALLICA RULES HARDCORE!

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4. mi writes:

never f*** with metallica man!
THEY RULE!!!

# Mar 24, 2005 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Scott writes:

One question, what the f*** is up with BEATALLICA, how do you cover metallica, one of the hardest bands ever, then zip around, and cover the f***ing beatles, bunch of pansys from england, GO EAT SOME CRUMPETS. MAGGOT ARMY

# Mar 25, 2005 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. lelu writes:

i think this is the fact that can change the opinion of the people about metallica, because they are great persons and all the sh** of napster was so big because they was the first that say something about filesharing. lars now is very more open to this, but i think that he have done good job, because the totally free downloading without rules and band''ok is ideally wrong. my opinion, and excuse my english but i'm not american.
all my respect to metallica and beatallica

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7. jaymz writes:

oh oh i like peephole LMAO

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8. dave mustaines writes:

i am surprised that lars did not fired that dentist

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9. Leper-Messiah71 writes:

Don't Ever F*** with Metallica

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