My Chemical Romance and supergroup L.S. Dunes guitarist Frank Iero tweeted, stating that toy company Lego’s legal team sent a takedown notice for the music video of ‘Grey Veins,’ a track in L.S. Dunes’ debut album ‘Past Lives.’ In his statement, Frank began by directly addressing the company:
“Dear Lego, why are you having your lawyers call my record label and demand we take down the L.S. Dunes music video we made for our song Grey Veins?”
Then he continued by expressing his feelings, then describing what Lego meant to him, his family, and other members of My Chemical Romance:
“As a card-carrying Lego VIP and lifelong creator and builder, I am hurt and wildly confused. I have spent more hours than I can calculate, not to mention thousands upon thousands of dollars over the years, buying and building your sets as a child, a teenager, a semi-adult, and now as a dad who builds with his son. An eleven-year-old who loves Legos more than anyone I have ever met and even made us dedicate a room in our house to building them.
My family and I have vacationed at Legoland and my other band [My Chemical Romance] has been voted into your Lego Ideas program by 10k supporters as a potential future build set.”
The frontman criticized Lego’s behaviour, stating it contradicts with the message that Lego toys hold, and signs off:
“I love your company because you gave us bricks and taught us we didn’t have to accept the world as it was, we could see what was possible and build it ourselves. I have taken that inspiration and created a universe of my own and now you want to squash it, why?
Let Creators Create. Have your people stop calling my people. Spread kindness, spread the creativity, spread the word. Leggo My Lego.”
L.S Dunes consists of The Sound of Animals Fighting vocalist Anthony Green, My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero, Coheed, and Cambria guitarist Travis Stever, with Thursday bassist Tim Payne, and drummer Tucker Rule. The post-hardcore band debuted their album ‘Past Lives‘ in November 11, 2022. Check out their tour dates here.
You can check out Frank Iero’s tweet, also listen to L.S. Dunes’ ‘Grey Veins’ below.
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