Bbc Apologises To Metallica Fans
British TV bosses have apologised to METALLICA fans for not screening the rockers' Live Earth set in its entirety earlier this month (Jul07).
BBC producers have come under fire for cutting short the band's appearance at the London leg of the climate change awareness event, but they insist their decision had nothing to do with a prejudice against heavy metal music.
A statement reads: "We received complaints from some viewers that the Metallica set was not shown in full.
"This was a global event and we were keen to reflect the other concerts as well as the one in the U.K. We took editorial decisions in advance and on the day, about the times and places we would do that...
"The concerts were very fluid in London and around the world and there was certainly no prejudice about heavy metal music or any other music...
"This is inevitably a fine balance and we cannot please everyone all of the time. However, we of course apologise if any particular viewers were disappointed."