METALLICA Threatened With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
The members of the punk/metal fusion band EXCEL are considering legal action against METALLICA over the song "Enter Sandman", which they claim borrows heavily from the EXCEL track "Tapping Into The Emotional Void".
"Tapping Into The Emotional Void" was originally included on EXCEL's "The Joke's On You" LP, which surfaced in 1989 two years prior to the release of METALLICA's self-titled CD.
"Enter Sandman" currently stands as the biggest hit of METALLICA's career.
METALLICA's self-titled "black album" has sold more than 13 million copies in the U.S., according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).