According to, METALLICA's lawyers have slapped Fernades Guitars in North Hollywood with a cease-and-desist letter demanding they no longer use bassist Robert Trujillo or METALLICA's name or likeness in their advertising.

Trujillo had an existing promotional deal with Fernades. For being able to use his likeness in advertising, Fernandes was giving Robert a pile of custom bass guitars. But METALLICA has its own promo deal with ESP Guitars, which apparently created a conflict, causing Metallicorp's lawyers to act.

Fernades Guitars 2005 ad:

Fernades Guitars 2003 ad:


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