Metallica Not Going 3D (At Least Officially)

03/24/2011
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Yesterday's big news that Metallica would be going 3D ran into a bit of a snag. The company making the claim apparently doesn't have the right to produce the films. Here is what Metallica had to say about the matter on their website:

You may have seen some recent news linking us with Writers Group Film Corp. and their subsidiary Front Row Networks . . . we're here to let you know that their claim of acquiring unique live video footage for future release is totally FALSE. We don't even know who these guys are!

We're certainly into new technology and think 3D is super cool . . . as always, you'll read it here first when we've got 'Tallica release news.

We also received this statement from the Metallica camp: Metallica today announced that all announcements made on their behalf via Writers Group Film Corp. and their subsidiary Front Row Networks, Inc. are false. Writers Group issued a press release on March 22, 2011 announcing "the acquisition of several hours of unique Metallica 3D & 2D concert video footage for distribution."

"Metallica owns and controls its recorded performances and Creeping Death Music owns the vast majority of any music embodied in Metallica recordings," said the band's attorney Peter Paterno. "Pretty much any legitimate business would have contacted us to see how Metallica felt about it. Maybe these guys just forgot."

"We are very happy to have bolstered the Writers Group Film Corp. stock price by using the Metallica name," quipped Marc Reiter from Metallica's management, Q Prime. "We only wish they would have told us sooner so we could have bought some."

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