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- Posted on Apr 15th 2011 11:30AM by Jenny Charlesworth
Frontwoman Emily Haines was irked by the news -- delivered by one of their fans no less, as AUX TV reports -- when she learned that a snippet from 'Rock Me Now' was featured in the bumpers of Beck's program.
"That guy's my nightmare!" Haines said of Beck in an email thanking the fan for tipping them off to the situation.
"So yeah, thanks to you, we caught it right away and were able to rescue our songs from the abyss," she added.
Though the station is within its full legal right thanks to a blanket publishing fee to use the track from Metric's 2001 'Grow Up and Blow Away' album -- though the disc which wasn't officially released until 2007 due to record label issues -- Beck's team backed down when confronted by the beloved Toronto band.
"To their credit, they stopped using our song right away when we asked, even though legally they didn't even have to," wrote Haines.
"Wow, imagine if they hadn't offered to drop it? I'm really happy I didn't have to take them on. I have a feeling good old Glenn has one hell of a legal team."
Considering Beck's track record with musicians, we can't help but wonder who the outspoken radio personality will outrage next?