Surprise! Another Metallica Lawsuit

According to TMZ:

Metallica Corp. is filing a lawsuit against Fernandes Guitars. Rob Trujillo is and has been endorsed by Fernandes and receives custom basses. The problem lies in the fact that Metallica is endorsed by ESP Guitars. See the problem? Now that he is officially apart of the Metallica Corporation, Metallica is suing Fernandes for using the image and likeness of Rob for promoting Fernandes guitars.

I’d like to see someone trying to tell Zakk Wylde, from Ozzy and Black Label Society, that he no longer allowed to play out on His Gibson Customs. Musicians create their sound, their edge through the instruments they play, and changing them does make a difference. I feel for Rob.

You can Check out Rob playing the ESP Guitars when Metallica comes and rips your town apart.

Tour Dates after the Jump…

Date
Location
Venue
Tix
10/21/2008 Glendale, AZ Jobing Arena Info
10/23/2008 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum Info
10/25/2008 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center Info
10/26/2008 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena Info
11/1/2008 Portland, OR Rose Quarter Info
11/3/2008 Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena Info
11/4/2008 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Info
11/6/2008 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Info
11/8/2008 Moline, IL iWireless Center Info
11/9/2008 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center Info
11/17/2008 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center Info
11/18/2008 Tulsa, OK BOK Center Info
11/20/2008 Houston, TX Toyota Center Info
11/22/2008 Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena Info
11/23/2008 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena Info
12/1/2008 Seattle, WA Key Arena Info
12/2/2008 Vancouver, BC GM Place Info
12/4/2008 Calgary, Canada Pengrowth Saddledome Info
12/5/2008 Calgary, Canada Pengrowth Saddledome Info
12/7/2008 Edmonton, Canada Rexall Place Info
12/12/2008 Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena Info
12/13/2008 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center Info
12/15/2008 San Diego, CA Cox Arena Info
12/17/2008 Los Angeles, CA The Forum Info
12/18/2008 Los Angeles, CA The Forum Info
12/20/2008 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena Info
1/12/2009 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center Info
1/13/2009 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena Info
1/15/2009 Washington, DC Verizon Center Info
1/17/2009 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center Info
1/18/2009 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Center Info
1/26/2009 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena Info
1/27/2009 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena Info
1/29/2009 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum Info
1/31/2009 Newark, NJ Prudential Center Info
2/1/2009 Newark, NJ Prudential Center Info
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