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L.S. Dunes Receive Takedown Notice From Lego Over “Grey Veins” Music Video


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L.S. Dunes have apparently run afoul of Lego parent company The Lego Group. The post-hardcore supergroup’s music video for “Grey Veins” appears to have drawn the attention of Lego‘s legal department.

According to the band’s Frank Iero (also of My Chemical Romance), the group have been issued a takedown for the video, which debuted last month. The kaiju vs robot-themed clip features ample amounts of what appear to be Lego minifigures.

Taking to the internet today, July 20th, Iero issued the below statement:

“Dear @lego , why are you having your lawyers call my record label ( @fantasyrecords ) and demand we take down the @LSDunes music video we made for our song Grey Veins?

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 thousand 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 has been voted into your Lego Ideas program by 10k supporters as a potential future build set.

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.

KTF 🖤 xofrnk”

In addition to Iero, L.S. Dunes also feature members of Thursday, Coheed And Cambria & Saosin. They will be playing the following shows this summer:

07/21 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
07/22 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
07/24 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave Bar
07/25 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
07/26 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
07/28 Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s
07/30 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
08/01 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
08/02 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
08/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
08/09 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
08/11 Garden Grove, CA – The Garden Amphitheatre
09/15-17 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest

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