The bell tolled for some Twitch customers trying to watch Metallica’s functionality during BlizzConline’s opening wedding ceremony on Friday when the loading service swapped out James Hetfield and co. for, properly, something that is definitely not Metallica.
As you can see within the video below, something that could be generously described as “slightly a lot more aggressive elevator music” is definitely playing over the virtual efficiency. The dub occurred around the Twitch Gaming channel, although not on Blizzard’s own Twitch channel nor its Youtube . com page.
You can view (and hear) for yourself beneath.
lmao blizzcon muted metallica’s live virtual concert and it is just playing random low-key music over the whole thing pic. tweets. com/UqKnJf24VS
— RickyFTW (@rickyftw) February nineteen, 2021
The particular Twitch Gaming channel was actively playing on the Twitch homepage during the time , likely a major aspect in the company’s decision. TheWrap has reached out to Twitch and will update if we listen to back.
Twitch likely did this to prevent copyright issues. Over the past season, record labels have cautioned the streaming service regarding their users posting aged clips. Last November, Twitch told users to not enjoy recording music over their particular streams and scrub any kind of past instances.
Of course , anyone alive during the last 25 years will find the paradox here. Metallica, and most particularly drummer Lars Ulrich, had been front and center within the lawsuit against Napster (the band sued the company for copyright infringement) in 2000.