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Thursday, July 17, 2003

A PLAUSIBLE METALLICA HOAX
What's funnier: The notion that metal-dinosaurs Metallica would sue another band over the infringement of their "trademark" use of the E, F guitar chords, or most people would automatically believe it could happen? Perhaps the latter. In any case, the whole thing was a scam that suckered at least two news sources (although they pulled both stories within hours).

Do people not take notice of what's in their browser's URL address field? I mean, the article page was obviously not coming from the MTV website; that it was coming from the same website as Metallica's "official statement" should have been a further tipoff. I'm wondering how many bloggers fell for this.