Slipknot in the ring with Coq Roq

The metal band Slipknot are threatening a lawsuit over the latest Burger King ads - sending this C&D style letter to Burger King headquarters and Crispin Porter and Bogusky which the Smoking Gun shares with us.

B.K Lawyers posse in turn notes that many bands "wear masks and/or make-up to accomplish a mask-like effect, including but not limited to the bands KISS, Gwar, Insane Clown Posse, Mushroomhead, Mudvayne, Marilyn Manson, Los Straitjackets, and the Spits."

I'm wondering if this was just a smart move by Slipknot to get them some more press attention, and the BK campaign.. and... Wow, I'm way too cynical... But maybe CP&B people leaked the document to the Smoking Gun because god knows it'll be all over the web in an instant now. Hat tip to Researcher who was up earlier than me this morning. ;)

The Coq Roq Films:


Burger King - Coq Roq - Chicken Fries - Cross The Road (2005) 0:60 (USA)


Burger King - Coq Roq - Chicken Fries - Ring Tones (2005) 0:30 (USA)


Burger King - Coq Roq - Chicken Fries - Idle Hands (2005) 0:15 (USA)


Burger King - Coq Roq - Bob Your Head (2005) 0:60 (USA)


Burger King - Coq Roq - Chicken Fries - Bob Your Head - short version


Burger King - Coq Roq - Chicken Fries - Bob Your Head - very short version


Burger King - Coq Roq - Chicken Fries - Amplifried (2005) 0:15 (USA)

Burger King has responded to the cease and desist letter and their response is also available on the Smoking Gun website. On the second page they deny contacting Slipknot to appear in a BK ad campaign because they were "very interested in reaching Slipknots demographic", rather at that time CP&B contacted approx. 19 bands (including slipknot) "across a wide variety of music genres to solicit individual musicians to appear in spots encouranging young people to vote."

The Vote ads:


Burger King - Have It Your Way '04 - Ted Nugent - long (2004) 0:30 (USA)


Burger King - Have It Your Way '04 - Snoop Dogg - long (2004) 0:30 (USA)


Burger King - Have It Your Way '04 - P. Diddy - long (2004) 0:30 (USA)


Burger King- Have It Your Way '04 - Eve (2004) 0:15 (USA)


Burger King - Vote - Michelle Branch (2004) 0:15 (USA)


Burger King- Have It Your Way '04 - P. Diddy - 1 (2004) 0:15 (USA)


Burger King- Have It Your Way '04 - P. Diddy - 2 (2004) 0:15 (USA)


Burger King- Have It Your Way '04 - Ted Nugent (2004) 0:15 (USA)