posted on Apr, 18 2004 @ 01:54 PM
"ISS crew hears Metallica noise"
FakeNews(tm), Houston TX - Lars Ulrich of the band Metallica was in a furor yesterday upon learning that ISS Commander Mike Foale was sharing mp3s
from the Metallica album "Master of Puppets" with fellow crewmember Akexander Kaleri.
"It's bad enough that people on earth have no respect for our copyrights", said Ulrich, "but stealing our work and sending into space, that takes
crime to a new level." Metallica members vehemently object to copying and transmission of their music, citing federal and international copyright
Mike Foale claimed innocence from his lofty perch above the earth. "Actually I didn't rip it myself. Houston played Battery as our wakeup
song last Thursday as an in-joke, because Sasha and I wasted 6 hours the other day troubleshooting battery faults in the service module." Cosmonaut
Alexander Krikalev confirmed Foale's explanation, but added "The next day one of the flight controllers sent us mp3 of the wakeup music, along with
the rest of the album. We enjoy getting new music up here. There wasn't any room for CDs in the last Progress so mp3 is our only alternative."
Members of the band Metallica have demanded full access to the ISS ops lan fileserver, and have issued a cease-and-decist order to the Johnson Space
Center against all further use of Metallica-owned media as crew wakeup music.