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March 10, 2005

Save Beatallica!

Please sign the petition to ask Sony to knock it off with its silly cease-and-desist order against the most important rock band of the past 30 years.

Beatallica is the canary in the coalmine of the tortured-metaphor for the continued right of untrammelled free expression.

This aggression will not stand.

Note to Others Seeking to Emulate the Amazement That Is Beatallica: When you're doing a fusion thing, try not to pick the two most litigious bands in rock history.

Try, maybe, a Richard Marx/Foghat fusion. I think they'd be happy to just have the recognition.

Update! Allah tips that, despite being generally protective of his copyrights, Lars Ulrich actually supports Beatallica's right to continue doing parodies.

Kick-ass parodies, that is.

I'd Buy That Album For a Dollar Update: Jason thinks it's time for a Rick Astley/Blue Oyster Cult fusion band:

Personally, I think I'll start "Blue Astley Cult" with such songs as "Never Gonna to Fear The Reaper" and "Burnin' Together, Forever."

You know the best thing about it? Rick Astley was a tremendous rocker, of course, but I always thought he needed, how shall I put this?, more cowbell.

He really needed to explore the studio space, and he just didn't.

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