LATEST: Tales of rockers Metallica taking a rival band to court over copying their music have been unmasked as a bizarre hoax.

It had been reported (17JUL03) that the ENTER SANDMAN group were suing Canadian band UNFAITH over their use of the chords E and F.

However, gossip website THE SCOOP now reports, "The story was an elaborate hoax perpetrated by some loser band against those wonderful, kind, highly talented guys in Metallica..."

23/07/2003 13:23