Metallica have one thing to say to the folks who organized this year's MTV
Europe Awards: "Fuck off."
It seems the band's performance of a cover of
the Anti-Nowhere League's "So What?", which contains a few of George Carlin's
famous "things you can't say on TV," on the November 14 broadcast, didn't sit
well with the MTV Europe folks, so they edited the performance, and all
references to the band out of all future broadcasts of the show.
to a statement released by Elektra Entertainment, the company Metallica record
for: "The flak centered around two impromptu songs Metallica unleashed on the
audience at London's Alexandria Palace," including the ANL song and a cover of
The Misfits' "Last Caress."
Singer James Hetfield responded...
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