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Slipknot are at war with hamburger

August 25 2005
11:33

Musicians from the group Slipknot were outraged when they learned that their image is used in advertising food fast-food chain Burger King. Giant network eateries attracted to participate in commercials Coq Roq, who in their speeches, used the same mask as for Slipknot.

As of Burger King sent a threatening letter calling remove "false-Slipknot" from the television and Internet advertising. Musicians promised "all punishment of heaven" in the event of failure of its claim.

Slipknot attorney Howard Weitzman is sure that the similarity between the two groups is not accidental. According to him, last year Burger King appealed to the participants Slipknot inviting them to participate in their campaign, but they refused. Then, according to a lawyer, the company has changed tactics and caught another group - an exact copy of Slipknot, which has misled more than one fan.

Manual Burger King, for his part, believes that Slipknot raised a fuss out of nothing: "Coq Roq - mock heavy metal band, which is similar to Slipknot only that also plays heavy metal music and wears a mask" - said in a written reply .

Burger King lawyers believe that with the same success at the Coq Roq could sue the Insane Clown Posse, KISS, Marilyn Manson and Mudvayne - that is those artists who use bright makeup and masks.

Slipknot is an excuse not suit, and now management of musicians preparing a lawsuit designed to prevent "tyranny" of one of the leaders in the American system of public catering, reports XFM Music News.

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