Do you think Metallica would sue me if....

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jrthebassguy, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. band calls our demo St. Danger :D

    I'm dead serious.

    I can also gurantee the sound quality will be better! :D
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    it's only plagarism if three words (i think), are copied. I would do if, just to be funny. As long as the song didn't have the same kind of musical construction, it would be fine. I would rather listen to what you record than st.anger. Though it has started getting catchy.
  3. only minstry can write a song when the main thing in a mix is the snare hitting every beat(second?) and make it sound good.
  4. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Last week Spike Lee was able to get a New York judge to place an injunction against TNN because they plan to change their cable name to "Spike TV", the first cable station just for men.

    Spike's argument is that they impinged on his name without permission. The judge took his side even though thousands of dogs are named Spike, even though Spike Jonze has not sued, even though the heirs of Spike Jones, the original, have not sued, etc.

    With that in mind and knowing Metallica is fond of litigation or threatening litigation, they might sue IF they ever know about your demo. What are the odds they will ever know you have a demo named "St.Danger"?

    And even IF they sued, would they be as lucky as Spike Jones? I really don't know how many words a band can control and thus prevent other bands from using. I think of Weird Al's parodies of popular music. The titles he uses are often similar to the original. Of course, he must have permission to use the original tune and change the lyrics.

    I think maybe bigger than the risk that Metallica will learn about your demo, is that some of those who do hear about it will say you are just riding on the name of Metallica's latest album. Some will care; many, maybe most, will not.
  5. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    Or just change your band's name to Metallica altogether. :hyper:
  6. yoshi


    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    I dont know if theyd sue, but they be madly in anger with you....


    What idiot made up them lyrics? Jesus christ :rolleyes:
  7. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    James Hetfield, in 15 minutes. Read the BP Bob Rock interview.

    They could probably come out with a new (craptastic) album every week that way.
  8. thumbtrap


    Jun 26, 2003
    Or Standard Anger
  9. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Parodies are protected under law. I could come up with a TV sitcom called "The Mefallica" show and they couldn't do anything. "St. Danger" isn't "St. Anger".
  10. Stupidnick


    Mar 22, 2002 room...
    You should call it

    Saint Danger
  11. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    I like Sgt. Anger better-- or Sgt. Danger. Is there an Anger Street anywhere? I bet the city that contains Anger Street could sue metallica. :D
  12. fastplant


    Sep 26, 2002
    I'll be surprised if they don't sue over this thread.
  13. babecker


    Mar 7, 2002
    Sykesville, MD
    No doubt.
  14. I'd go with Anger St. Find a street with this signpost, do a little photoshopping - Voila! I also like Sgt. Anger. Any friends in the forces you could make you out a name badge?

    There's a city in France (Loire region) called Anger...
  15. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    How 'bout calling it "Saint Litigant?"
  16. OiBass


    Apr 9, 2003
    ST. WANKER (too punk???)
  17. herrera


    Feb 15, 2002
    there is this band really famous here in mexico and the name is GENITALLICA!

    tghey are going for the 3 record
  18. ChildoftheKorn


    May 21, 2003
    i like st.slightlypissedoff :)
  19. Uncle Fat

    Uncle Fat Guest

    Mar 14, 2003
    Portland, OR
    OR how about Metallicock!

    (maybe Camp Chaos should sue me for this post)...
  20. Dude, if Metallica sued you, that would be the best thing to happen to your band. You can't buy that kind of publicity.

    You should pray they sue you.