This is a cool story and it really shows that the boys in Metallica are really great guys. It wasn’t Metallica that sent the tribute band a “cease and desist” letter, it was their overzealous attorney who sent the letter without the band’s knowledgement. Well their overzealous attorney will for sure get an immediate termination.
Metallica would never do such a thing to their fans especially tribute bands. Metallica love their tribute bands and they love it when tribute bands honor them.
Love Lars or hate him all you want to, he’s a pretty classy dude and he’s a nice guy too!