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Metallica is setting the record straight about fraudulent live streams and new crypto that have cropped up following the announcement of their new single, new album and upcoming tour.

In a joint statement, the band said, “In the wake of last week’s exciting news of our new song, new album, and new tour, unfortunately the ugly side of social media made an appearance. Many of you have let us know about YouTube channels and live streams, as well as websites, claiming to offer Metallica Crypto giveaways in conjunction with last week’s announcement.”

The statement continued, “Let’s be as clear as possible. These are scams. They’re being streamed on fake YouTube channels posing to be ours and all pointing to websites that we do not run. Please remember — all of our official social media channels are verified. Always look for official verification before believing something wild and crazy to be true. We thank all of you who have been vigilant in reporting these live streams to YouTube and to us… please don’t let up!

Metallica concluded, “As a reminder, these are the official Metallica channels:
Website: metallica.com, livemetallica.com
Instagram: @metallica
YouTube: @metallica
Facebook: @metallica
TikTok: @metallica
Twitter: @metallica

Be familiar with the symbols that indicate an official channel and report anything that is a scam!”

 

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.