From The Smoking Gun:
Claiming that its image and persona have been hijacked as part of a marketing campaign for Burger King’s new chicken fries, the costumed heavy metal band Slipknot is threatening the fast food giant with legal action. In the below August 4 letter, the band’s lawyers charge that Coq Roq–a mock metal band featured in new Burger King commercials–was created as a “look-alike, sound alike ‘band’ in order to influence the Slipknot generation to purchase Chicken Fries.”
You can read the entire legal complaint and decide for yourself. Imagine the team of lawyers that put this together while trying to keep a straight face about the whole mess.
And is there really a “Slipknot generation”? I’m 33. What does that make me? Am I part of the “Dexy’s Midnight Runners generation”?